Breckenridge, William Lewis, Dd, Lld
Breckenridge, William Lewis, D.D., Ll.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Lexington, Kentucky, July 22, 1803. He graduated at Yale College, and, studying theology for a time, was called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of Maysville, where, after remaining some years, he accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Louisville. His ministry, which extended over a period of twenty-five years, was marked with success. The pastorate was dissolved to enable him to accept the presidency of the University of Mississippi. He occupied this post until 1868, when he returned to his native state, and became president of Centre College. After remaining at this post for several years, he resigned, and went to live on a farm in Raymore, Missouri, where he closed his earthly mission, surviving all his brothers and sisters. Though retired from public life, he continued, as health and opportunity would permit, to preach in the rural churches. lie was frequently a member of the General Assembly, of which he was moderator in 1859. He died December 26, 1876. (W.P.S.)