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Hugh Thomson Kerr

KERR, Hugh Thomson. b. Elora, Ontario, Canada, 11 February 1871; d. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 27 June 1950. Kerr was educated at the University of Toronto, and at Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. After being ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1897, he was pastor of congregations in Kansas and Illinois before having a distinguished and lengthy ministry through two world wars at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh (1913-46). He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the USA (1930). Kerr chaired the committee for the Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (1933), which included one of his hymns, ‘God of our life, through...

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