John Fraser (minister)

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The Very Rev John Annand Fraser , MBE, TD [1] was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1958 [2] to 1959.
He was born into a clerical family [3] on 21 June 1894 and educated at Robert Gordon's College, Inverness Royal Academy and the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. During The Great War he served with the Gordon Highlanders.

Ordained in 1921, [4] he was initially an Assistant Minister at St Matthew's, Edinburgh, 1921. After this he was held incumbencies at Humbie and Hamilton, during which time he was the Moderator and his son, later Sir Charles Annand Fraser, attending the Hamilton Academy. From 1960 to 1970 he was Minister of Aberdalgie. He died on 3 October 1985.

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  1. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives [ permanent dead link ]
  2. The Times, Wednesday, 16 October 1957; p. 10; Issue 53973; News in Brief
  3. His father was the Rev. Charles Fraser, BD, Minister of Croy > "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  4. "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
Religious titles
Preceded by
George MacLeod
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Succeeded by
Robert Henry Wishart Shepherd