November 29: Dr. Edward Joseph Young


Edward Joseph Young [1907-1968]Died of a heart attack on February 14, 1968, while residing in Philadelphia. He had only recently finished the third volume of his hallmark commentary series on the book of Isaiah.

Born on November 29, 1907 in San Francisco, CA.
Married to Lillian Riggs, July 25, 1935.
Educated at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, A.B. degree in 1929.
Prepared for the ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary, graduating there with both the B.Div. and Th.M. degrees in 1935. His Ph.D. degree was awarded in 1943 by Dropsie College.
Ordained by the Presbytery of San Francisco (PCUSA), September 3, 1935.
Received by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, August 25, 1936.
Served as Instructor at WTS, 1936-40; Asst. Prof. Old Testament, 1940-47; Professor of OT, 1947-68.

He was a very competent musician and a fine cellist. When he died, his cello went to Bill Viss, who was principal of Philmont.


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