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PAYNE, Daniel Alexander, A. M. E. bishop, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 24 February, 1811. He is of African descent, and was born of poor parents. He removed to the north in 1835, studied at the Lutheran theological seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and entered the ministry of the church in 1838. He became a member of the itinerancy of the African Methodist Episcopal church in 1843, was chosen its historiographer in 1848, and elected bishop by the general conference of 1852 in New York. He was president of Wilberforce university, Ohio, in 1865-'76. Bishop Payne travelled extensively abroad in 1867-'8, attended the Methodist ecumenical conference in London in 1881, and was chosen to preside over one or more of its deliberations. He received the honorary degree of LB. D. from Lincoln university in 1879. He is the author of "Domestic Education," " History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church" (3 vols., Baltimore_; "Recollection of Men and Things," Baltimore, 1865) and "Domestic Education" (Cincinnati, 1886).
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