Sharrard, James Alfred

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Sharrard, James Alfred

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1879-1963

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James Alfred Sharrard was born in Uxbridge, Ontario in 1879. He received his teacher training at Port Perry, Ontario and obtained an MA from the University of Toronto in 1904 in Philosophy and Oriental Languages. Sharrard then studied at Knox College in Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1908. Sharrard was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry in 1907 and, in later years, to the United Church Ministry. From 1908 to 1914, Sharrard was Principal and Professor of Philosophy at Indore Christian College, a missionary college located in India. While in India, Sharrard met and married his wife, Edith Murray. Sharrard came back to Canada in June 1914. Between 1914 and 1918, Sharrard spent time studying at the University of Chicago and was on staff at Westminster Hall, a Presbyterian theological college in Vancouver. Sharrard was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1918. He retired in 1947 as head of the department and was named Professor Emeritus. He died in Saskatoon on November 6, 1963.

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