Hooper, Dr John Stirling Morley, K-i-H
1882-1974; e.m. 1905

Missionary toIndia, born at Stirling, Scotland, on 12 April 1882, the son of John H. Hooper (1844-1917; e.m. 1871). He was educated at Kingswood School and Corpus Christi, Oxford. He was in educational work in the Madras District 1905-32, becoming Principal of Wesley College, Madras in 1926. A Tamil scholar, from 1932 to 1947 he served as the first Secretary of the Bible Society of India, Burma and Ceylon and wrote The Bible in India (1938). He was secretary of the Joint Committee for Church Union 1935-47 and preached at the inaugural service of CSI in Madras Cathedral in September 1947. In 1957 he received an honorary DD from Serampore University. He retired to Stratford-upon-Avon which had been his father's last circuit) in 1950 and wrote a history of Methodism in the town in 1962. He died there on 2 May 1974.

  • Methodist Recorder,23 May 1974


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