South Jersey Heritage: A Social, Economic and Cultural History - R. Craig Koedel

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      R. Craig Koedel was born in 1927 in Tarentum, an industrial suburb of Pittsburgh. He was educated at Wheaton College (Illinois), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University, and was ordained to the ministry by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). After three years as chaplain in the U. S. Air Force, the author served several churches in Pennsylvania. He was appointed to the faculty of Atlantic Community College (New Jersey) in 1966, where he taught courses in History, Religion, and Philosophy. He was for a time an Assistant Dean of Instruction and department chairperson. He remained at the College until his retirement in 1992. The writer's works of history include South Jersey Heritage: A Social, Economic, and Cultural History; God's Vine in This Wilderness: Religion in South Jersey to 1800; and articles on local history and education for more than a dozen historical and professional journals and newspapers. He was the compiler of New Jersey Vessels, 1784-1929, Philadelphia Maritime Museum and was research historian for the Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. He and his wife Barbara, who has published works on Richard Somers, reside in Pittsburgh.

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