August 28, 1880, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

March 16, 1948, U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California.

Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California.

Son of Albert Francis and Rebecca Noble Pierce, Jason was educated at Amherst College, Massachusetts (BA 1902), and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (BD 1906). He married Mary Gertrude Fairchield of Danbury, Connecticut, in 1904.

He was ordained a Congregational minister in 1906, and served many pastorates, including the Davenport Church, New Haven, Connecticut (1906–08); Puritan Church, Brooklyn, New York (1908–10); Second Church, Oberlin, Ohio (1910–14); Second Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts (1914–?); First Congregational Church, 10th and G Streets, Washington, DC (where he became acquainted with American president Calvin Coolidge, a regular attendee); and First Congregational Church, San Francisco, California (1933–47). Pierce was also on the staff of preachers at Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, and other colleges. He was a member of Chi Phi and Delta Sigma Rho fraternities, and served as an army chaplain in World War I.

Pierce’s works include:

  1. Penfield