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Elatnwa Strung flinffatt, IBB.
if AMES STRONG Kl'Ol7l7iX'll'll, the sixth President of lfrskine College.
a son of Rev. NYilliam S. Moffatt and Klartha .lane XX'ilson, was born
at VVheeling', Fulton county, Arkansas, -Iuly 17, 18oo. lle gained his
elementary education from his mother, and afterwards attended schools
in Uniontown, Ohio, at Xenia and St. Clairsville, in the same state. .Xfter two
years in Erskine College, he spent two years in lXluskingtnn College, New Con-
cord, Ohio, graduating there in 1883. Being received as a student in theology
by the XVestern Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church, at Mulberry.
Missouri, he took a three-years' course at the l'nited Presbyterian Seminary at
In April, 1886. he connected himself with the liirst l'resbytery of the Asso-
ciate Reformed Synod, and had charge of the mission at Charlotte, N. C. At
Due lYest, S. C.. on November 23l'tfl. of the same year. he was married to Xliss
Jennie Moffatt Grier, the daughter of Rev. Dr. XVilliam Nl. Grier and Xannie
Having' received and accepted a call to Chester, S. C., he was installed :ts
pastor in the summer of 1887. Under his pastorate the church prospered won-
derfully. For twenty years he exerted a potent influence in the hearts and lives
of his congregation.
In IQOS, Cooper College, Stirling, Kansas, honored him with the degree of
Doctor of Divinity.
Upon the resignation of Dr. li. Y. l'ressly, the Synod, in recognition of his
worth, and because of confidence in his executive ability, chose Dr. Klottatt as
President of Erskine College. ln january, Iooj, a few months after his selection
by Synod, he took charge of his new work. After years of labor in a tield some-
what removed from educational affairs, it is remarkable with what readiness
he adapted himself to his new environments. Under his administration the col-
lege is prospering. llis unwearied service and kindly interest wins for lnm a
goodly portion of the affection of every student in the institution ot' which he is
the able head.