Moses Hoge Edit Profile
Received theological instruction from Review James Waddel (“the blind preacher” immortalized by William Wirt). S.T.D. (honorary), College of New Jersey (now Princeton).
He served as the sixth President of Hampden–Sydney College. From the start, Hoge's main interest was in training ministers, and his efforts laid the groundwork for the establishment of what became Union Theological Seminary at the South end of the College campus. Princeton gave both Hoge and former Hampden–Sydney president Archibald Alexander Doctorates of Divinity (DD) in 1810.
During his trip, Hoge visited Princeton to see Samuel Stanhope Smith, the first president of Hampden–Sydney, whose preaching had helped lead him to the ministry over forty years earlier. Hoge was known for his powerful, moving sermons. John Randolph of Roanoke, frequently went to hear Hoge preach.
Randolph, in writing of Hoge said, "Doctor Hoge was the most eloquent man I ever heard in the pulpit or out of it."
Hoge died on July 5, 1820.
Married Elizabeth Poage, August 23, 1783. Married second, Mistress.