Alfred Thomas “Al” Davies ’52

Alfred (Al) fell in love with Davidson College when he was attending church conferences at Davidson as a teenager.  His desire was to attend Davidson and he finally did.  He proudly became the chapter president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, during his senior year and graduated in 1952 with a Theology degree.  He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1955, completed a Diploma in Theology at the University of Oxford, England in 1959, and later earned a Doctorate at Princeton Seminary in 1978.

During his career, Al pastored four churches with the largest having 1900 congregants.  He was a prolific writer with sermons published in national publications, articles published in Presbyterian publications and an authored book.  He was also a strong and active proponent of Civil Rights in the 60’s, participating in Hattiesburg, Mississippi black voting rights events and travelling to Washington DC to attend the March on Washington and hearing Martin Luther King, Jr’s  I Have a Dream speech in person.

Al retired in 1994, and at his death in November, 2021 left a loving family: a wife of 66 years, two children, six grandchildren and one great grand-child.