Dr. James M. Chaney
Dr. James McDonald Chaney was born on March 18, 1831 near Salem, Ohio. He received a Bachelors degree from William Jewell College of Missouri. A Master of Arts from King College of Tennessee, and a Doctor of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary were conferred to him as well.
Dr. Chaney was ordained in 1858 as a minister by the Lafayette Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church. He served regularly in several churches in Missouri, including congregations in Lamonte, Hughesville, Pleasant Hill, Corder, and Alma (all of Missouri). At the same time, Dr. Chaney served as Vice-President and then President of Elizabeth Aull Female Seminary, Lexington, Missouri. In 1885, he accepted the office of President of the Kansas City Ladies’ College, and in 1891 he became President of Independence Academy of Missouri. Dr. Chaney also invented a planetarium for locating and observing celestial bodies.
In addition to William the Baptist, he also published Agnes, Daughter of William the Baptist (which was also published under the title, The Young Theologian).
Dr. Chaney died at his home in Independence, Missouri, on, September 18, 1909.
Books by this author:
William the Baptist