Archibald Main

Biography of Archibald Main

Archibald Main
Archibald Main

Archibald Main (1876-1947) was a graduate of the University and Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1922 until 1942. He was awarded an LLD in 1943.

Born in Partick, Main graduated MA from the University (1899) and was a Snell Exhibitioner at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated BA (1903). He was awarded a DLitt by the University in 1912. He became a minister until, in 1915, he was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of St Andrews in 1915.

Main was appointed Chaplain to the King in 1925 and was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1939. He became minister of Kirkbean in Dumfries after retiring from the University chair in 1942.


Archibald Main
Clergyman and Theologian

Born 17 December 1876, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 14 March 1947.
University Link: Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1899; DLitt, 1912; LLD, 1943;
Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
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Record last updated: 10th Apr 2015

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  • Professor

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