Dr. Judith Brigham Magruder

  • Born: November 17, 1915
  • Died: July 12, 2015
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home

4895 North Preston Highway
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Tel. (502) 957-5200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Age 99 of Louisville, was born November 17, 1915 in Ontario Canada to the late Reverend F.E. and Flora Mills Clysdale. Judith returned to her Heavenly Father July 12, 2015.
She was a lecturer of English, world and biblical literatures at Indiana University S.E.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving family by heart; Cecil and Charlene Richards; 2 nephews, and several cousins.
Funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy and Brooks Road, use John Harper Entrance). Visitation will be Saturday, 3 p.m. until the time of service. Interment in Jeffersontown Cemetery Monday 10 a.m.

The life of Judith B. Magruder:
Dr. Judith Brigham Magruder was born on November 17, 1915 in Southern Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Fred Ernest Clysdale, an ordained Methodist Minister of the United Church of Canada and Flora Ann Brigham Mills. Judith completed her graduate studies in the United States, attending Yale University and Divinity and Graduate Schools from 1938 until 1940. She continued her studies at New York's Columbia University, receiving an M.A. degree in 1942 and a Ph.D. degree in 1951 in the fields of philosophy, religion and education.
She became a citizen of the United States in 1944. In the summer of 1946, she lectured in philosophy at the University of Louisville, after which she became a lecturer of English, world and Biblical Literature at Indiana University SE. She published "A Historical Study of the Educational Agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1845-1945" in 1951, a study of "The Thought of Edgar Young Mullins" in 1954 and "American Dialectics in Action" in 1966 along with "Twentieth Century Questions" on the radio from 1955-1991 in which she discussed the classics of relation to family, church and state, the radio program aired on stations CHLO, WGRC, WAKY, WJPS, KBOX, KBBQ, WIL, WCII, WKJJ, and WUME.
Judith and her late husband, N. Burnett Magruder continued their Christian faith and profession through Christian Heritage Center until his death in 2005.