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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Created 1959 by consolidation of Pittsburgh-Xenia Theol. Sem. (United Presb. Ch. of N. Am.) and Western Theol. Sem. (Presb. Ch., USA), following 1958 merger of the 2 bodies (see Presbyterian Churches, 4 a).

Pittsburgh-Xenia Theol. Sem. was formed 1930 by union of Pittsburgh and Xenia Sems. The Xenia branch was founded 1794 at Service, Pennsylvania; moved 1821 to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; consolidated with another sem. 1830; moved 1855 to Xenia, Ohio; name changed 1858; absorbed Monmouth, formerly Oxford, Sem. 1874; charter received 1877; moved 1920 to St. Louis, Missouri The Pittsburgh branch was est. 1825 as Allegheny Theol. Sem., in Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh); charter granted 1868. Both branches were later augmented by resources of Newburgh Sem., founded NYC 1805.

Western Theol. Sem., Allegheny, est. 1825 by the Gen. Assem. of the Presb. Ch., USA, began with classical academies founded 1785 and 1787 in Washington, Pennsylvania

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