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Rev Powhatan Wright James

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Rev Powhatan Wright James

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 10 Dec 1956 (aged 75)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Pioneer Garden
Memorial ID 67497281 View Source

Powhatan James was a college president; Baptist clergyman, and a teacher.

Powhatan James was born December 29, 1880, in Virginia. His parents were Fleet H. and Harriet Elizabeth Kelly James.

He married Jessie Jenkins Truett (daughter of prominent Baptist minister George W. Truett).

He had 3 children.

He practiced law in Virginia before entering the clergy.

He attended the Seminary in Alabama, graduated 1913. He was the Pastor of churches in Selma; Dallas, Tex.; Nashville, Tenn.; Lynchburg, Va.; and First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (1933-44);

He taught English Bible, University of Alabama; He served as president, Bethel College, Hendersonville, Ky., 1944. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Baptist Bible Institute, New Orleans, La.

He died December 10, 1956.

His written publication(s)include:

Fifty Years of Baylor University Hospital. Dallas?; s.n., 1953.

George W. Truett, a Biography. New York; Macmillan, 1939.

Reasons for Christian Education. Waco, Tex.; Education Board, Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1915.

The George W. Truett Library. 4 vols. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1980.

Bio by: With Love


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