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Passavant, William Alfred

(October 9, 1821–June 3, 1894). B. Zelienople, Pennsylvania; educ. Luth. Theol. Sem., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; licensed 1842; ordained 1843. Pastor Baltimore, Maryland, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Helped organize Pittsburgh Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 24) and the General* Council of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in (N) Am. Introd. the diaconate in Am. (see Deaconesses, 7); helped est. several hospitals* and orphanages and Thiel Coll., Greenville, Pennsylvania (see Ministry, Education of, VIII B). Ed. The Missionary; The Lutheran and Missionary; The Workman. See also Charities, Christian, 6; Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary.

G. H. Gerberding, Life and Letters of W. A. Passavant, D. D. (Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1906); O. N. Olson, “William Alfred Passavant and the Augustana Synod,” The Augustana Quarterly, XXIV (1945), 224–241.

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