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Clergyman , educator

John Holt Rice, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Rice, John Holt was born on November 28, 1777 in Bedford, Virginia, United States. Son of Benjamin and Catherine (Holt) Rice.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Princeton, 1819.

Career

Tutor, Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) College, 1801. Licensed to preach by Hanover Presbytery, 1803, ordained, 1804. Pastor Cub Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte County, Virginia, 1804.

Agent for Presbytery of Hanover to raise funds for theological school to be established at Hampden-Sydney, 1806-1808. Founder, pastor First Preabyn. Oh., Richmond, Virginia, 1812-1823.

Organized Virginia Bible Society, 1813. A founder American Bible Society, 1816. Edited religious newspaper Christian Monitor, 1815-1817, formed company for publn. of its literature, until 1818.

Editied monthly The Virginia Evangelical and Literary Magazine, 1818-1828. Organized Young Men’s Missionary Society, Richmond. Elected moderator of General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, 1819.

Professor theology at theological seminary, Hampden-Sdyney, 1824. Organized Presbyterian Board Foreign Missions. Author: Historical and Philosophical Considerations on Religion: Addressed to James Madison Esq., Late President of the United States, 1832.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Historical and Philosophical Considerations on Religion: Addressed to James Madison Esq., Late President of the United States, 1832.

Connections

Married Anne Smith Morton, July 9, 1802.

father:
Benjamin Rice

mother:
Catherine (Holt) Rice

spouse:
Anne Smith Morton