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May 31

Record Number of Ordinations

On May 31, 1937, Desmond Jones was ordained by the Presbytery of New Jersey making him the sixteenth graduate of Westminster Seminary that month to be ordained to the gospel ministry in the Presbyterian Church of America (renamed the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1939).

Twelve of these young men were ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia and four by the Presbytery of New Jersey. Those ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia were the following:

Those ordained by the Presbytery of New Jersey, in addition to Mr. Jones, were the following:

One other ordination took place in the month of May in connection to Westminster Seminary: Professor John Murray was ordained by the Presbytery of New York and New England at an adjourned meeting held on May 28th at the Calvin Presbyterian Church of New Haven, Connecticut.

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