James S. Thomson
|James Sutherland Thomson|
|President of the University of Saskatchewan|
|Preceded by||Walter Charles Murray|
|Succeeded by||Walter P. Thompson|
|Moderator of the United Church of Canada|
|Preceded by||George Dorey|
|Succeeded by||Angus J. MacQueen|
April 30, 1892|
|Died||November 18, 1972
Born in Stirling, Scotland, he was educated at the University of Glasgow. He studied theology at Trinity College, Glasgow and was ordained into the Church of Scotland in 1920. In 1930, he was appointed professor of systematic theology and philosophy of religion at Pine Hill Divinity Hall (now part of the Atlantic School of Theology) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From 1937 to 1949, he was the second President of the University of Saskatchewan. During World War II, he was general manager of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1942 to 1943.
In 1949, he became Dean of the Faculty of Divinity and professor of the philosophy of religion at McGill University. From 1956 to 1958, he was Moderator of the United Church of Canada.
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1942.
- "Archives". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved May 28, 2006.