Drumwright, Huber Lelland, Jr. (1924–1981)

By: W. R. Estep

Type: Biography

Published: December 1, 1994

Huber L. Drumwright, Baptist minister, educator, and author, son of Huber L. and Ruby Evalyn Drumwright, was born at Walters, Oklahoma, on February 1, 1924, and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He entered Baylor University in 1941, left to serve with the Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy during World War II, and graduated from Baylor in 1947. He received his B.D. degree in 1950 and his Th.D. degree in 1957 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursued postdoctoral studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. After a brief pastorate at the First Baptist Church of Ada, Oklahoma, he returned to Southwestern in 1960 with the rank of professor in the New Testament department. Drumwright was dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern from 1973 to 1980, when he resigned to become executive secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

He was much in demand as a preacher and lecturer and wrote numerous articles for a variety of theological and religious journals. In addition to his contributions to the Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia and the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia, he coedited New Testament Studies: Essays in Honor of Ray Summers in His Sixty-fifth Year (1975) and Peloubet's Dictionary of the Bible-Revised (1976). He also authored Saints Alive: The Humble Heroes of the New Testament (1972), Prayer Rediscovered (1978), and An Introduction to New Testament Greek (1980). Drumwright married Minette Williams in 1951. He died on November 2, 1981, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  • Baptist
  • North Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • Dallas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

W. R. Estep, “Drumwright, Huber Lelland, Jr.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 15, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/drumwright-huber-lelland-jr.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

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