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Williston Walker

1860-1922. American church historian. Born in Portland, Maine, he was educated at Amherst College, Hartford Seminary, and Leipzig University. In 1888-89 he lectured at Bryn Mawr College, then for twelve years was professor at Hartford Seminary before becoming professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale, where he remained till his death. A member of many learned societies, he wrote books ranging from On the Increase of Royal Power under Philip Augustus (1888) to American Congregationalism, biography of churchmen, The Reformation (1900), French Trans-Geneva (1909), and his most noted, A History of the Christian Church (1918).