Native of Albany, New York, and graduate of Harvard University (A.B., 1942), New Brunswick Theological Seminary (B.D., 1945), attended Princeton Theological Seminary (1947-1948) and received his D.D. from Central College in 1957. He was licensed and ordained a minister by the Reformed Church in America in 1945. Hageman served as pastor of North Reformed Church in Newark, New Jersey, from 1945-1973. In 1973, Hageman took over as president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary; he held that position until 1985. An avid scholar, Hageman also studied and taught in the Netherlands. In 1982, he was decorated by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for furthering work in Dutch-American studies. Interested in family history as well, Hageman served for many years as editor of the Holland Society’s journal, De Halve Maen. Hageman also devoted his time to being a regular columnist in the Church Herald. The collection includes an audiotape cassette (“The Prophet of All Believers,” 1985), his biographical file, articles from the Church Herald, the Earnest Worker, and De Halve Maen, presentations and sermons, and pamphlets.
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W95-1190. Hageman, Howard G. (1921-1992). Papers, 1946-1992. 0.50 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 401.
October 25, 2012.