Henry Sloane COFFIN

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American politician

AmericanBorn Henry Sloane COFFIN

president of the Union Theological Seminary, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church USA, and one of the most famous ministers in the U.S.

Born on January 05, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA , United States

Died on November 25, 1954 in Lakeville, Connecticut, USA

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Coffin was the son of Edmund Coffin and Euphemia Sloane. He was an heir to the fortune of the furniture firm of W. and J. Sloane & Co. He had a brother called William, who was later the president of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Coffin attended Yale University between 1893 and 1897 obtaining a Bachelor of Arts. In 1896, he was one of fifteen juniors invited to join the Skull and Bones. He continued his Master's degree on Yale, graduating in 1900.

...   Coffin was the son of Edmund Coffin and Euphemia Sloane. He was an heir to the fortune of the furniture firm of W. and J. Sloane & Co. He had a brother called William, who was later the president of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.



Coffin attended Yale University between 1893 and 1897 obtaining a Bachelor of Arts. In 1896, he was one of fifteen juniors invited to join the Skull and Bones. He continued his Master's degree on Yale, graduating in 1900.



During his time at Yale, Coffin was on friendly terms with evangelist Dwight L. Moody, who devoted considerable attention to Coffin during his famous Northfield Conferences in Massachusetts. In spite of Moody's influence, Coffin would emerge as a leading theological liberal.



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