Religion: New Head for Union

Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary will have a new president in July 1945. At the Seminary's 108th commencement last week it was announced that tall, able, energetic Dr. Henry Pitney Van Dusen, professor of systematic theology, will succeed Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, who has been president for 19 years. Dr. Coffin will have reached 68, Union's retirement age, next June.

During the 41 years Dr. Coffin has taught at the Seminary, he has become internationally known as a Presbyterian liberal and an eloquent preacher. Under his care, Union grew in prestige and endowment (his old Yale friend Edward S. Harkness gave $1,250,000). After...

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