1869–1946
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November 1, 1869, Bards­town, Ken­tuc­ky.

February 13, 1946, Dall­as, Tex­as.

Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dall­as, Tex­as.

Coleman attended George­town College, and moved to Tex­as at a young age.

He lived first in Pla­no, Tex­as, where he unsuccessfully ran for political office. After moving to Dall­as, he became a lay assistant to George W. Tru­ett, pastor of the First Bap­tist Church there. From 1908–14, he was business manager of the Bap­tist Standard newspaper, and for several years was president of the Tex­as Bap­tist Young Peoples Union. Coleman is perhaps best remembered as publisher of over 30 hymnals, including:

  1. Are You Cheerful, Brave and Prayerful?
  2. Jesus, Savior, Friend of Sinners
  3. Other Fellow, The
  4. ’Twas Jesus’ Blood That Bought Me