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SEAY, FRANK (1881–1920). Frank Seay, Methodist minister, educator, and author, son of Thomas and Clara (De Lesdernier) Seay, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 17, 1881. He attended Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University, where he received his A.M. in 1903. Subsequently he did graduate work in the University of Berlin and at Oxford University. In 1903 Seay was ordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He was professor of theology and New Testament Greek from 1909 to 1915 at Southwestern University and became professor of Greek and of Bible interpretation at Southern Methodist University in 1915. Seay married Clara Callaway on October 27, 1908. He was author of Gist of the Old Testament (1906), The Story of the Old Testament (1912), An Outline for the Study of Old Testament History (1917), and An Outline for the Study of Old Testament Prophecy, Wisdom, and Worship (1919). He died at his home in Dallas on February 14, 1920.


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