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Clergyman , college president

Robert Hamilton Bishop, British clergyman, college president.

Background

Bishop, Robert Hamilton was born on July 26, 1771 in Whitburn County, Scotland. Son of William and Margaret (Hamilton) Bishop.

Education

Graduated from the University Edinburgh (Scotland), 1798. Attended Theological Seminary, Selkirk, Scotland, 1898-1902.

Career

Sailed for American in service of Associate Reformed C. of North American in Ohio Valley, fall 1802. Professor philosophy Transylvania U., 1804124. President Miami University, Oxford, O., 1824-1841, held an experimental professorship of history and philosophy of social relations (one of earliest modern courses in sociology), 1833, resigned, 1841.

Continued courses in social philosophy at an academic (became Farmers’ College 1846, now Ohio Military Institute), Pleasant Hill, O. 1845-1855. Began to establish Sunday schools for Negroes, 1815. Joined Presbyterian Church, 1819, attempted to prevent its division, organized group of ministers who advocated continued union of the church, 1838, assisted in publishing Western Peace-Maker and Monthly Religious Journal (magazine of the group), 1839-1840.

Editor, publisher Evangelical Record and Western Review, 1812-1813. Author: Sermons on Plain and Practical Subjects, 1809. An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, 1824.

A Manual of Logic, 1830 republished as Elements of Logic, 1833. A Plea for United Christian Action, 1833. Sketches of the Philosophy of the Bible, 1833.

Elements of the Science of Government, 1839.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sermons on Plain and Practical Subjects, 1809. An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, 1824. A Manual of Logic, 1830 republished as Elements of Logic, 1833.

      A Plea for United Christian Action, 1833. Sketches of the Philosophy of the Bible, 1833. Elements of the Science of Government, 1839.

Connections

Married Ann Ireland, August 26, 1802, children—William Wallace, Mary Ann, George Brown, Ebenezer Brown, Robert Hamilton, Catherine Wallace, John Mason, Jane Ridgely.

father:
William Bishop

mother:
Margaret (Hamilton) Bishop

spouse:
Ann Ireland