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LIPSCOMB, Andrew Adgate, educator, born in Georgetown, D. C., 6 September, 1816. He was educated in Georgetown military academy and in a classical seminary. At nineteen years of age he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, was pastor successively in Baltimore, Maryland, Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, D. C., and removed in 1842 to Montgomery, Alabama A few years afterward he was elected president of the Alabama conference, but, failure of health necessitating his retirement, from the active ministry, he engaged in teaching, and established the Metropolitan institution for the education of young women, Montgomery, Alabama He was subsequently president of the female college at Tuskegee, Alabama, and in 1860-'74 was chancellor of the University of Georgia. He then became professor of philosophy and criticism in Vanderbilt university, and is now (1887) professor emeritus. The University of Alabama has given him the degree of D. D., and Emory college, Oxford, Georgia, that of LL. D. For many years he has contributed to the literary and religious reviews, and published, besides numerous tracts and pamphlets, "Studies in the Forty Days" (Nashville, 1885); and "Supplementary Studies" to the above (1886).
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