Rev. George Croswell7 Cressey
(Rev. George Washington6,
Born April 1, 1856 in Buxton, Maine.
Married 1888 Lillian M. Maling of Brewer, Maine.
He entered Bath High School at 11 and graduated 1871, Bowdoin
College, 1875, B.A., M.A., D.D., 1899 (University Wooster, Ohio).
Ph.D., 1894. Taught Bath High School, 1875-78. Post-graduate
Yale and University of Leipzig, Germany. Studied Theology at
Yale and Andover, 1884, Professor modern languages Washburn
College, Topeka, Kansas. He was called to the pastorate of the
Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Bangor, Maine, 6 years.
In 1890 called to the old First Church in Salem, Massachusetts,
founded in 1629. Later at Northampton and Portland, Oregon.
In 1907 called to Effra Road Unitarian Church, London, England,
6 years. Pastor Church in the Borough of Richmond, New York
City, 9 years. Supplied churches in New England and England.
Took charge under auspices of American Unitarian Association of
the church in Geneseo, Illinois, in 1930, several years.
His name has been in "Who's Who in America" since 1902. Also
found in "Who's Who Among North American Authors," "Who's Who
in the East," and in both editions "Encyclopedia Americana."
While in England he was delegate of both the American Unitarian
Association and the British and Foreign Association of the
Convention of the Dutch Liberals. He delivered lectures on
"The Preparation and Delivery of the Unwritten Sermon" at
Manchester College, England, and Theological School, Chicago.
Was "Orator of the Day" at the 150th Anniversary of the Town of
Buxton, Maine in 1922. He is author of several books, poems,
and pamphlets. Dr. Cressey is one of the recognized leaders of
liberal thought. No children.