Rev William Pope Harrison

Rev William Pope Harrison

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 7 Feb 1895 (aged 64)
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Burial Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Plot Sec. G. 47
Memorial ID 33720204 · View Source
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Rev William Pope Harrison was the son of,William Baldwin Harrison and Charity Adeline Hughes.In the Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V H, Harry, Joseph Edward: "HARRISON, William Pope, clergyman, was born at Savannah, Ga., Sept. 3, 1830. His father(William B Harrison) removed to Covington, Ga., in 1835, and there established one of the first newspapers in 1837 (GEORGIA CHRISTIAN SENTINEL) in that section of the state. The son received his education in the preparatory school of Emory college and in 1850 entered the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church south. He preached in various places until 1879, when he was elected Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, and served as such during the 46th and 47th congresses,
1879-83. In 1882 he was elected book editor in the publishing house of the Southern Methodist Episcopal church, to which position he was re-elected in 1886, 1890, 1894 and 1898. He was editor of the New Monthly Magazine; of the Quarterly Review; secretary of the general conference in 1890 and a member of the ecumenical conferences at London (1881) and Washington (1891). He received from Emory college the honorary degree of D.D. in 1866 and that of LL.D in 1891. He is the author of: Theophilus Walton, or the Magnets of Truth (1858); Lights and Shadows of Forty Years (l883); The Living Christ (1884); The Higher Churchman Disarmed (1886); Methodist Union (l892); The Gospel among the Slaves (1893); and contributions to the religious press. He died Feb. 7, 1895."

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  • Maintained by: John Clay Harris
  • Originally Created by: Lois Goodin Hottinger
  • Added: 10 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33720204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Pope Harrison (3 Sep 1830–7 Feb 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33720204, citing Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by John Clay Harris (contributor 47322896) .