Alexander Macdonald (minister)

Alexander Macdonald (1885–16 June 1960) was a Scottish minister who was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1948.

Early life

Macdonald was born in North Uist in 1885. He studied at the University Glasgow and graduated with an arts degree. During World War I he was a chaplain with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders for a two year period.[1]

Pastoral duties

He was appointed to St Columba’s Church in Glasgow in 1929.[1] He was Moderator of Presbytery of Glasgow from 1942 for a year. He was elected as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1948, for a one year period of office. He retired from pastoral duties at St Columbas in 1954.[1]

Later life

He died in Glasgow on 16 June 1960.[1] His funeral was held on 19 June 1960.[2]

Awards and honours

He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1944.[1]

References

  1. "Very Rev. Alexander Macdonald, DD. Former Moderator and Gaelic Scholar". The Glasgow Herald. 17 June 1960. p. 10. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. "Funeral of Former Moderator". The Glasgow Herald. 20 June 1960. p. 9. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Matthew Stewart
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
19481949
Succeeded by
George Duncan


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