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McTYEIRE, Holland Nimmons, M. E. bishop, born in Barnwell county, South Carolina, 28 July, 1824. He was graduated at Randolph-Macon college, Virginia, in 1844, joined the Virginia conference in 1845, and in 1846 took charge of St. Francis street church, Mobile, Alabama He then served the churches at Demopolis, Alabama, and Columbus, Mississippi, and afterward was transferred from the Alabama to the Louisiana conference and stationed in New Orleans. He was elected editor of the New Orleans " Christian Advocate" in 1851, and of the Nashville "Christian Advocate" in 1858. During the civil war he was transferred to the Montgomery conference and was pastor in Montgomery, Alabama In 1866 he was elected to the episcopate, and in 1873, by the terms of the gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, he was made president of the board of Vanderbilt university. He is the author of "Duties of Christian Masters," a prize essay (Nashville, 1851); " Catechism on Church Government" (1869) ; "Catechism on Bible History" (1869); "Manual of Discipline" (1870); and " History of Methodism" (1884).
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