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Arnett, Benjamin William

Stephen D. Glazier.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1314 words.

Arnett, Benjamin William (06 March 1838–09 October 1906), African-American religious, educational, and political leader, was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel G. Arnett...

Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich

Roy Martin Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2167 words.

Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third...

Blum, Virgil Clarence

Thaddeus J. Burch.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education. 1268 words.

Blum, Virgil Clarence (27 March 1913–05 April 1993), educator, author, activist, and clergyman, was born in Defiance, Iowa, one of twelve children of John Peter and Elizabeth (Rushenberg)...

Cooper, Myles

Eugene R. Fingerhut.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1363 words.

Cooper, Myles ( February 1737–20 May 1785), Anglican priest, president of King's College, and Loyalist, Anglican priest, president of King’s College, and Loyalist, was born near...

Coppin, Fanny Jackson

Linda M. Perkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Organization and Management of Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Politics. 1434 words.

Coppin, Fanny Jackson (1837–21 January 1913), educator, civic and religious leader, and feminist, was born a slave in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Lucy Jackson. Her father’s name and...

Doyle, James Warren (1786–1834), Roman Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, political controversialist, and educationist

Thomas McGrath.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Political Theory. 1459 words.

Doyle, James Warren (1786–1834), Roman Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, political controversialist, and educationist, was born in September 1786 in New Ross, co. Wexford, the last...

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen

Leslie J. Macfarlane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration; UK Politics. 2082 words.

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen, was probably born in Glasgow. His father, also named William, was a younger...

Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; UK Politics; British History; Political History; Education; History. 1073 words.

Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son...

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

C. S. L. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 6421 words.

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was born at Pullocks Manor, Ropsley, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. He...

Fuller, Thomas Oscar

Richard D. Starnes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1088 words.

Fuller, Thomas Oscar (25 October 1867–21 June 1942), educator, clergyman, and politician, was born in Franklinton, North Carolina, the son of J. Henderson Fuller and Mary Elizabeth (maiden...

Gibbs, Jonathan C.

Joe M. Richardson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Organization and Management of Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1127 words.

Gibbs, Jonathan C. (1827–14 August 1874), clergyman, educator, and politician, was born free in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Maria Jackson and Jonathan C. Gibbs, a Methodist...

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2057 words.

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford, was the son of William Cook (le Kuk, le Keu) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and in...

More, Sir Thomas [St Thomas More] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr

Seymour Baker House.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religion; Christianity; Education. 16760 words.

More, Sir Thomas [St Thomas More] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr, was born, most scholars agree, between two and three in the morning of 6 February 1478 (alternative...

Revels, Hiram Rhoades

Kenneth H. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; US Politics. 1339 words.

Revels, Hiram Rhoades (27 September 1827?–16 January 1901), senator, clergyman, and educator, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the son of free parents of mixed blood. Little is...

Seelye, Julius Hawley

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Organization and Management of Education. 1139 words.

Seelye, Julius Hawley (14 September 1824–12 May 1895), clergyman, educator, and U.S. congressman, was born in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of Seth Seelye, a merchant and farmer, and Abigail...

Spottiswoode, John (1565–1639), archbishop of St Andrews and historian

A. S. Wayne Pearce.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; History; UK Politics. 3261 words.

Spottiswoode, John (1565–1639), archbishop of St Andrews and historian, was born in Greenbank, in the barony of Calder, Edinburghshire, the eldest son of John Spottiswoode (1509/10–1585),...

Taylor, James (1813–1892), minister of the United Presbyterian church, civil servant, and historian

T. B. Johnstone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 499 words.

Taylor, James (1813–1892), minister of the United Presbyterian church, civil servant, and historian, was born in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, on 18 March 1813, the son of Alexander Taylor,...

Turner, Sydney (1814–1879), Church of England clergyman and school inspector

Michelle Cale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education. 958 words.

Turner, Sydney (1814–1879), Church of England clergyman and school inspector, was born on 2 April 1814, the youngest son of Sharon Turner (1768–1847), historian of Anglo-Saxon and medieval...

Upham, Charles Wentworth

Dean J. DeFino.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1233 words.

Upham, Charles Wentworth (04 May 1802–15 June 1875), historian, minister, and politician, was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Joshua Upham, a lawyer and entrepreneur,...

Walls, William Jacob

Sandy Dwayne Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Politics. 1078 words.

Walls, William Jacob (08 May 1885–23 April 1975), African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) bishop, civic leader, and author, African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) bishop, civic leader, and...