Atkinson, John Mayo Pleasant, Dd
Atkinson, John Mayo Pleasant, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Mansfield, Virginia, January 10, 1817. He graduated from Hampden-Sidney College in 1835, and from the Virginia Union Theological Seminary; was ordained as an evangelist, and became a stated supply of the Church in Houston, Texas; was afterwards installed pastor at Warrenton and Salem, Virginia. In 1850 he was installed pastor of Bridge Street Church, Georgetown, D. C. In 1857 he was elected president of Hampden-Sidney College, and continued in that position until near the date of his death, August 25, 1883. His life was full of good deeds, generous impulses, and Christian sacrifice. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Alunni, 1884, page 26. (W.P.S.)