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William Wildridge Gibson (1874-1951)

William Wildridge Gibson was born at Bath, Somerset. He was educated at Penrith Grammar School and privately at Carlisle.

Gibson qualified in law and practised as a solicitor for five years. He trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Richmond with the specific ambition of entering the mission field.

Gibson served as a missionary in China from 1901 to 1935 when he was invalided home.

As Chairman of the Hunan District from 1920 to 1935, he was an early advocate of giving greater responsibility to Chinese ministers.

Gibson superannuated in 1937.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1951

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