MacCracken, Henry Mitchell
- Marilyn Hilley Pettit
MacCracken, Henry Mitchell (28 September 1840–24 December 1918), educator and clergyman, was born in Oxford, Ohio, the son of John Steele MacCracken, a Presbyterian clergyman, and Eliza Hawkins Dougherty Welch, a teacher. He attended Miami University at Oxford (1852–1857) and taught school before entering United Presbyterian Seminary at Xenia (1860–1862). After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1863, he became a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. In 1867 MacCracken traveled to Europe where he studied theology and philosophy at the Universities of Berlin and Tübingen before returning to pastoral and synodal duties in 1868. His letters from Europe were printed in the Cincinnati ...