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R.A. Eddleman and Flossie Power Family

Henry Leo EddlemanAge: 8419111995

Name
Henry Leo Eddleman
Birth April 3, 1911 25 20
Note: social security death index lists birth as 4 Apr 1911
Birth of a brotherRichard Aaron Eddleman Jr.
February 26, 1913 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterEvelyn Quinn Eddleman
February 5, 1917 (Age 5)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth Lane
April 5, 1934 (Age 23)
Marriage of a parentRichard Aaron “Dick” EddlemanJessie M. CasonView this family
May 11, 1937 (Age 26)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Henry Eddleman
July 18, 1937 (Age 26)
Marriage of a parentRichard Aaron “Dick” EddlemanEdna Orene EverettView this family
April 27, 1947 (Age 36)
Occupation
President
1954 (Age 42)
Corporation: Georgetown University
Death of a motherFlossie Nora Lucille Power
November 5, 1959 (Age 48)
Death of a fatherRichard Aaron “Dick” Eddleman
December 9, 1977 (Age 66)
Death of a brotherRichard Aaron Eddleman Jr.
April 13, 1988 (Age 77)
Occupation
President

Corporation: New Orleans Baptist Seminary
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Born in 1911, in Morgantown, Mississippi, Eddleman graduated from
Mississippi College, an institution of the Mississippi Baptist Convention,
in Clinton. After finishing his doctorate at Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1935, he was appointed as a missionary
to Palestine, where he worked for six years in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and
Nazareth. During his stay in Palestine, he married Sarah Fox, another
missionary. As war threatened to engulf Palestine in 1941, Eddleman
returned to the United States to teach Old Testament and Hebrew at New
Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisiana. He taught there for
over a year before moving to Louisville to assume the pastorate of
Parkland Baptist Church. He stayed for ten years. In addition to being
a pastor, Eddleman served as superintendent of the church.

Eddleman believed that Baptist schools stood at a crossroads. With the
increasing support of public education in the United States, he saw
Baptist schools threatened with extinction unless they could maintain
their academic standards in the midst of standardization and accreditation
pressures. If Baptist colleges, such as Georgetown, were going to
survive, they would have to provide distinctive training, producing
aggressive, capable Christian leaders in all fields of life.

The major issue of Eddleman's tenure was whether to merge Georgetown
College with a central Kentucky Baptist university, which would be
located in Louisville, Kentucky. Some Louisville Baptists wanted to
start a new college, which would be less expensive and more convenient to
metropolitan residents. Leaders of the Long Run Baptist Association
began negotiations with the trustees of Georgetown College to support
programs for arts and sciences and technical and vocational training in
Louisville. Money was committed, land was bought, and construction was
started, but the trustees rejected the proposal to sponsor the extension
in 1958, a move later confirmed by the General Association of Baptists in
Kentucky.

Georgetown College, during Eddleman's administration, continued the
growth that had been restored by his predecessor. Enrollment and faculty
expanded; much of the college's debt was paid; more international students
-- from Israel, Nigeria, West Germany, Cuba, Rhodesia, and South Korea --
attended; a graduate program in education was added to the curriculum;
a new men's dormitory, Anderson Hall, was built; and the V.V. Cooke library
and student center was completed. In sports, football, which had been
suspended the year before Eddleman came, started again, and basketball
became prominent once again.

In the midst of the controversy over whether to move the college to
Louisville, Eddleman had accepted the presidency of New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary, where he remained until his retirement in 1970.
He continued to be active, working as an editor for the Baptist Sunday
School Board in Nashville, Tennessee, and as a writer and teacher in
Baptist institutions in Pineville, Kentucky, and Dallas, Texas.
He returned to Louisville, where he died in July 1995.

Note: From http://library.georgetowncollege.edu/Special_Collections/Leo_Eddleman.htm
Death July 28, 1995 (Age 84)
Burial
Cemetery: Jarnigan Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 6, 1908McCool, Attala County, MS, USA
3 years
himself
R.A. Eddleman and Flossie Power FamilyHenry Leo Eddleman
Birth: April 3, 1911 25 20Morgantown, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: July 28, 1995Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, USA
23 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Evelyn Quinn EddlemanEvelyn Quinn Eddleman
Birth: February 5, 1917 31 26Shelby, Bolivar County, MS, USA
Death: January 28, 2002Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Father’s family with Jessie M. Cason - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: May 11, 1937Port Gibson, Claiborne County, MS, USA
Father’s family with Edna Orene Everett - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: April 27, 1947Hickory, Newton County, MS, USA
Family with Sarah Fox - View this family
himself
R.A. Eddleman and Flossie Power FamilyHenry Leo Eddleman
Birth: April 3, 1911 25 20Morgantown, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: July 28, 1995Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, USA
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Birth

social security death index lists birth as 4 Apr 1911

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From http://library.georgetowncollege.edu/Special_Collections/Leo_Eddleman.htm

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