Webb, Robert Alexander was born on September 20, 1856 in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Son of Robert Clark and Elizabeth Eaton (Dortch) Webb.
Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern Presbyterian U., Clarksville, Tennessee, 1877, Doctor of Divinity, Southwestern Presbyterian, 1890, Doctor of Laws, 1908. Graduate Columbia (South Carolina.) Theological Seminary, 1880.
Presbyterian minister, Bethel Church, York County, South Carolina., 1882-1887, Davidson College, North Carolina, 1887-1888, Westminster Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1888-1892. Professor systematic theology, Southwestern Presbyterian U., 1892-1908. Professor apologetics and systematic theology, Kentucky.