Henry, Robert was born on December 6, 1792 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Peter and Anne (Schwiers) Henry.
Master of Arts, University Edinburgh (Scotland), 1814.
Ordained to ministry Church of Scotland, 1817. Ordained deacon Episcopal Church, 1841, priest, 1842. Professor logic and moral philosophy South Carolina.
College (now University of Southern California), 1818-1834, president pro tem, 1834-1835, professor metaphysics, logic and belles-lettres, 1839, chairman faculty, 1841, president, college, 1842-1845, pro. Greek literature, 1845-1856.