Louis F. Benson

BENSON, Louis Fitzgerald. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 July 1855; d. Philadelphia, 10 October 1930. Benson was educated in law at the University of Pennsylvania and admitted to the bar (1877). After more studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (1884-86), he was ordained and served the Church of the Redeemer [Presbyterian] in Germantown, Pennsylvania (1886-92). He resigned his pastorate to take up editorial work at Philadelphia in the Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work [Presbyterian Church of the USA] and produced an excellent series of hymnals, including The Hymnal [with William W. Gilchrist] (Philadelphia, 1895) and its revision (1911); The Hymnal for...

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