Henry Clay Vedder

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Henry Clay Vedder (February 26, 1853 – October 13, 1935)[1] was an American Baptist church historian.


He was born in De Ruyter, New York. He graduated at the University of Rochester in 1873 and at Rochester Theological Seminary in 1876. He was an editor at the Examiner[2] from 1876 to 1894,[3] after which he became professor of Church history in Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania. After his retirement from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Vedder joined the editorial staff of the Chester Times newspaper in Chester, Pennsylvania.[3]

Vedder is interred at the Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania.[4]



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  2. ^ Cathcart, William (1881). "Examiner". The Baptist Encyclopedia. Baptist History Series. 1 (reprinted by The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc. 2001 ed.). Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts. pp. 386–387. ISBN 978-1-57978-909-1.
  3. ^ a b Hughey, Sam (1999). "Henry C. Vedder". The Reformed Reader. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  4. ^ "Dr. Henry Clay Vedder". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Historical Leaflets - Crozer theological seminary, Chester, Pa - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  6. ^ "The reformation in Germany - Henry Clay Vedder - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16.