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Henry Leo EddlemanAge: 84 years19111995

Name
Henry Leo Eddleman
Birth April 3, 1911 25 20
Birth of a brotherRichard Aaron Eddleman Jr.
February 26, 1913 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterEvelyn Quinn Eddleman
February 5, 1917 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEvelyn Quinn Eddleman
about 1917 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEllen Elizabeth Quinn
May 26, 1925 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEllen Elizabeth Quinn
May 26, 1925 (Age 14 years)

Occupation
President

Residence
Age: 19Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son
1930 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Elizabeth Lane
April 5, 1934 (Age 23 years)
Marriage of a parentRichard Aaron EddlemanJessie M CasonView this family
May 11, 1937 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn H. Eddleman
July 18, 1937 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJeremiah Henry Power
October 30, 1945 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a parentRichard Aaron EddlemanEdna Orene EverettView this family
April 27, 1947 (Age 36 years)
Occupation
President
1954 (Age 42 years)
Occupation
President
1954 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherFlossie Nora Lucille Power
November 5, 1959 (Age 48 years)
Death of a fatherRichard Aaron Eddleman
December 9, 1977 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherRichard Aaron Eddleman Jr.
April 13, 1988 (Age 77 years)
Death July 28, 1995 (Age 84 years)
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mother
Marriage: July 6, 1908McCool, Attala County, MS, USA
Marriage: July 6, 1908McCool, Attala County, MS, USA
3 years
himself
Flossie Power and her boysHenry 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 Edna Orene Everett - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: April 27, 1947Hickory, Newton County, MS, USA
Father’s family with Jessie M Cason - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: May 11, 1937Port Gibson, Claiborne County, MS, USA
Family with Sarah Fox - View this family
himself
Flossie Power and her boysHenry Leo Eddleman
Birth: April 3, 1911 25 20Morgantown, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: July 28, 1995Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, USA
wife
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

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Note

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

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