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Wallace Eugene Rollins

Clergyman , educator

Wallace Eugene Rollins, American clergyman, educator. award, Sweet Briar College, 1943.


Rollins, Wallace Eugene was born on January 26, 1870 in Marshall, North Carolina, United States. Son of Major W. W. and Eliza J. (Gudger) Rollins.


Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1892. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale Division School, 1895. Doctor of Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1915, University of North Carolina, 1935.


Deacon, 1897; priest, 1898, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Emanuel Church, Covington, Virginia, 1897-1904, St. Thomas Church, Christiansburg, Virginia, 1906-1908. Chaplain Sweet Briar College, 1908-1913.

Professor ecclesiastical history P.E. Theological Seminary in Virginia, since 1913, dean, 1931-1940. dean emeritus since 1940. Reinicker lecturer, The Virginia Theological Seminary, 1942. Lecturer College of Preachers, Washington, 1944.

Received Sullivan award, Sweet Briar College, 1943. Wallace E. Rollins Professorship of Religion, Sweet Briar College, established in his honor, 1957. Author: Jesus and His Ministry (with Mistress Marion Benedict Rollins), 1954.


Married Helen Collins, October 14, 1903. Married second, Marion J. Benedict, September 3, 1946.

Major W. W. Rollins

Eliza J. (Gudger) Rollins

Helen Collins

Marion J. Benedict