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HENDRIX, Eugene Russell, M. E. bishop, born in Fayette, Missouri, 17 May, 1847. He was graduated at Wesleyan in 1867, and at Union theological seminary, New York, in 1869, and after holding several pastorates in the Methodist church, south, became in 1878 president of Central college, Fayette, Missouri In 1886 he was made a bishop. In 1878 he received the degree of D. D. from Emory college, Georgia Dr. Hendrix declined the vice-chancellor-ship of Vanderbilt university in 1885, and also the presidency of the University of Missouri. Bishop Hendrix was chairman of the committee to arrange for the centennial celebration of organized American Methodism in behalf of the church, south, when $2,000,000 were raised as a thank-offering. He was a delegate to the (ecumenical conference in London in 1881 and to the centennial conference in Baltimore in 1884, and a member of the general conferences of 1882 and 1886. He made a missionary tour of the world in 1876-'7 with Bishop Marvin, of St. Louis, and on his return published "Around the World" (Nashville, Tennessee, 1878). In 1876-'8 he was an editor of the St. Louis "Christian Advocate."
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