Jesse Lee Cuninggim

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Jesse Lee Cuninggim
Born 1870
North Carolina
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Chicago
Vanderbilt University
Occupation Clergyman, university administrator
Religion Methodist
Spouse(s) Maud Merrimon Cuninggim
Children Merrimon Cuninggim
Margaret Cuninggim

Jesse Lee Cuninggim (1870–unknown) was an American Methodist clergyman and university professor and administrator. After serving as Head of the Department of Religious Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he served as the President of Scarritt College, which he moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jessee Lee Cuninggim was born in 1870 in North Carolina.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree from the University of Chicago.[2] He also studied theology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

Career[edit]

He served as Head of the Department of Religious Education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.[2] He later received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from SMU.[2]

He then served as the President of Scarritt College, then known as the Scarritt Bible and Training School, a girl's missionary seminary affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2][3][4] In 1923, he moved it to Nashville, Tennessee, on the edge of Vanderbilt University and Peabody College, and renamed it Scarritt College.[1][2] His goal was to increase its academic focus.[1] Later, he also served as Director of the Department of Ministerial Supply and Training at Vanderbilt University and taught Religion in Wesley Hall.[1][5]

In 1936, he served on the Board of Trustees of Duke University.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Maud Merrimon Cuninggim.[5] They had two children:

Bibliography[edit]

  • A Plan for Better Religious Instruction in the Southern Methodist Church (1901).[7]
  • The Organized Adult Bible Class (1908).[8]
  • The Making of a Ministry (1910).[9]
  • The Family of God (1948).[10]
  • The Administration and Organization of the Sunday School.[11]
  • A Better System of Ministerial Training for the Church[12]

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