Bannister, Henry, Dd
Bannister, Henry, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister and educator, was born at Conway, Massachusetts, October 5, 1812. He united with the Church at the age of sixteen, studied at Cazenovia Seminary, N.Y., graduated from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1836, taught one year at Lowville, N.Y., studied two years at Auburn Theological Seminary, teaching one year meanwhile at Cazenovia; in 1840 became principal of Fairfield Academy; in 1843 of Cazenovia Seminary; in 1856 professor of exegetical theology at Garret Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois, and died there, April 15, 1883. In 1869 he took a trip abroad. He was a delegate to the General Conference in 1864, 1868, and 1872. He was licensed to preach in 1838, in 1842 joined the Oneida Conference, and in 1857 was transferred to the Wisconsin Conference. He was an able divine, a fine scholar, and an excellent teacher. Besides numerous contributions to the periodical press, he prepared the part on Isaiah for Whedon's Commentary. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1883, page 322; Alumni Record of Wesl. Univ. 1882, pages 10, 544.