ANDERSON, WILLIAM MADISON
ANDERSON, WILLIAM MADISON (1889–1935). William Madison Anderson, clergyman, son of William M. and Sarah Knott (Latta) Anderson, was born on September 29, 1889, at Rock Hill, South Carolina. He attended Vanderbilt University from 1907 to 1910, then moved to Texas and attended Austin College, where he received his A.B. degree in 1911. In 1914 he graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, and was named pastor of East Dallas Presbyterian Church. In 1915 he served as secretary of schools and colleges of the Presbyterian Church in Texas. On October 23, 1916, he married Nancy Lee Gossett; they had two daughters. Anderson became associated with his father as assistant pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and on his father's death in 1924 assumed the pastorate. In 1924 Austin College conferred on him an honorary doctorate. Anderson was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a thirty-second-degree Mason, and a Shriner. He organized the Evangelical Theological College of Dallas and founded a Presbyterian charity clinic for babies in Dallas. He died on November 11, 1935.
Dallas Morning News, November 12, 1935. Who Was Who in America, 1943. Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Wesley N. Laing, "ANDERSON, WILLIAM MADISON," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fan15), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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