Bishop, Robert Hamilton, Dd
Bishop, Robert Hamilton, D.D., an eminent Presbyterian minister, born in Scotland in 1777, was licensed to preach in 1802, and emigrated to America in the same year, joining the Associate Reformed Synod. He settled at Ebenezer, Ky., at the same time accepting a professorship in Transylvania University. In consequence of difficulties with his synod, Mr. Bishop, in 1819, joined the West Lexington Presbytery, in connection with the Central Assembly, and in 1824 accepted the presidency of Miami University, receiving at the same time the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
In 1841 he resigned the presidency of the university, but retained a professorship until 1844, in which year he removed to Pleasant Hill, near Cincinnati, where he died in 1855. In addition to various sermons, Dr. Bishop's works are Memoirs of David Rice, 1824; Elements of Logic, 1833; Philosophy of the Bible, 1833; Science of Government, 1839; Western Peacemaker, 1839.S prague, Annals, 4:320.