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James Langdon Hill


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Date: 11/6/2009 at 22:55:52

HILL, James Langdon

Clergyman, lecturer, pamphleteer, author. Born at Garnavillo, Iowa, U.S.A., March 14, 1848; son of Rev. James Jeremiah and Sarah Elizabeth (Hyde) Hill. Graduated from Iowa College, 1871; Andover Theological Seminary, 1875. Before graduating was called to the North Congregational Church in Lynn, Mass. Was one of four clergymen, in 1891, to make addresses and to found societies of Christian Endeavor In England. He founded the Society at Old Boston, Eng.; that same year was made Doctor of Divinity by his alma mater, being the first of the graduates upon whom that honor was conferred. He has made addresses in almost all of the states. Delivered the election sermon before the Governor and Legislature of Massachusetts, in 1878. Married, 1878, to Lucy B. Dunham, only daughter of the Chaplain of the Massachusetts Senate. Trustee of Iowa College; a trustee from the beginning of the United Society of Christian Endeavor; was one of four who secured control of the Golden Rule, a religious paper, and established it as the champion of the Societies of Christian Endeavor. He was selected, the only man out of his class, by the faculty of his alma mater, to become a charter member of the Phi Beta Kappa. He is the author of "The Growth of Government," which was published by vote of the Legislature of Massachusetts, and of "Modern Methods of Christian Nurture"; "Boys in the Late War"; "Decade of History"; "Woman and Satan"; "The Problem of Spiritual Awakenings"; "The Superlative Vacation"; "Seven Sorts of Successful Sunday Evening Services" (pp. 224); "Historic Pilgrimages." His leaflets and newspaper articles are very numerous. Address: 225 Lafayette St., Salem, Mass., U.S.A.

~The International Who's Who in the World, 1912; pg 600. Edited by H.L. Motter. A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Notable Living Men and Women


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