John Franklin Goucher: Citizen Of The World

John Franklin Goucher: Citizen Of The World

by Marilyn Southard Warshawsky


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Minister, educator, devoted family man, philanthropist, statesman, and intrepid traveler- John Franklin Goucher's far-reaching contributions bridged two centuries. Well known in cities, towns, and villages around the world, he was a champion of educational opportunity for all, regardless of gender, race, religion, or social class. Rooted in his deep faith, he, along with his wife, Mary Fisher Goucher, founded and supported schools at home and abroad. Ahead of his time, he emphasized access for girls and women and African Americans, which encountered traditional bias and caution; but he broke through barriers in a way that still has an impact in many parts of the world.

Circling the globe three times and making countless trips across the Atlantic and the Pacific, this man of Maryland became a world-renowned figure and connected personally with schools and students, missions and missionaries, intellectuals and politicians. His influence continues to be felt by people around the world who attend or admire the institutions that are his living legacy. As one friend noted, John Goucher set a standard for international inclusion: "To him, there was no foreign land . . . He passed from one country to another without a sense of strangeness."

Marilyn Southard Warshawsky's biography colorfully and comprehensively details this remarkable man's life and work. From shipwreck to camel rides, Methodist mission work in India, Korea, and China to meetings with Abraham Lincoln and Japanese leaders, Goucher's adventures are of another time, yet have continued significance today and will inspire educators everywhere far into the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530254163
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/27/2016
Pages: 538
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marilyn Southard Warshawsky received her bachelor's degree in Classics from Goucher College and a master's degree in Education from the Johns Hopkins University. She has been a longtime trustee and is a former chair of the Board of Trustees at Goucher. She has also served as a board member or volunteer with other educational, historic preservation, and religious-affiliated organizations in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents


Introduction - The Lifeboat
Chapter 1 - Preparation for Life
Chapter 2 - A Calling to the Ministry-From the Circuit to the City
Chapter 3 - The Partner of His Heart
Chapter 4 - Church Builder in Baltimore
Chapter 5 - Church Extension in the American West-The Frontier Loan Fund
Chapter 6 - Opening Doors in Foreign Lands
Chapter 7 - The Japan Mission and the Anglo-Japanese College of Tokyo
Chapter 8 - Goucher Schools in India
Chapter 9 - The Chinese Dragon
Chapter 10 - Entering Korea, the "Hermit Kingdom"
Chapter 11 - The Centenary Biblical Institute
Chapter 12 - The Woman's College of Baltimore City
Chapter 13 - The Balancing Act
Chapter 14 - Expanding Connections Abroad
Chapter 15 - A New Century
Chapter 16 - Around the World Again
Chapter 17 - Resignation
Chapter 18 - Fresh Air Adventure
Chapter 19 - A Living Monument
Chapter 20 - A New Career
Chapter 21 - Recalled To Work in Baltimore
Chapter 22 - The Trans-Siberian Connection
Chapter 23 - Asian Conflicts, Asian Unions
Chapter 24 - On The Home Front
Chapter 25 - A Half Century of Service
Chapter 26 - International Educator and Church Statesman
Chapter 27 - The Final Commission
Chapter 28 - In Memoriam
Highlights of Goucher's Life

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