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William Hayne Leavell

William Hayne Leavell, American clergyman, diplomat.


  • Leavell, William Hayne was born on May 24, 1850 in Newberry District, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Rowland and Elizabeth Jane (Chalmers) Leavell.

  • Education

    • Educated Newberry College to 1866. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1867-1870. Doctor of Divinity, Austin College, Texas, 1895.

      Doctor of Laws, University of Mississippi, 1908.


    • Ordained ministry, 1870. Pastor various chs., 1870-1905. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Guatemala, September 1913-1919.


    • Editor public of George‚Äôs Political History of Slavery in the United States, 1915.


    Party affiliation: progressive Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    • Married Mary George, December, 1874. Children: James George, Robert Hayne, Selden, Kate George.
    • father: John Rowland Leavell
    • mother: Elizabeth Jane (Chalmers) Leavell
    • spouse: Mary George
    • children: James George Leavell
    • Robert Hayne Leavell
    • Selden Leavell
    • Kate George Leavell
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    Born March 24, 1850