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Hugh Thomson Kerr

Hugh Thomson Kerr
www.hymntime.com/tch
Short Name: Hugh Thomson Kerr
Full Name: Kerr, Hugh Thomson, 1871-1950
Birth Year: 1871
Death Year: 1950

Hugh Thomson Kerr (1872-1950)
Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1872, Elo­ra, Ca­na­da.
Died: June 27, 1950, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.
Buried: Home­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Kerr at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of To­ron­to and West­ern The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Or­dained a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, he pas­tored in Kan­sas and Il­li­nois, and at the Sha­dy­side Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Pitts­burgh (1913-1946). A pi­o­neer in re­li­gious broad­cast­ing, his 1922 Christ­mas Day ser­mon was broad­cast to the North and South Poles by ra­dio sta­tion KDKA. He served as Mod­er­a­tor of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in the USA in 1930, helped com­pile the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hymn­al in 1933, the Pres­by­ter­i­an Book of Com­mon Wor­ship, and helped found World­wide Com­mun­ion Sun­day.

--cyberhymnal.org/bio/k/e/kerr_ht.htm


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