Dagg, John L, Dd
Dagg, John L., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Middleburg, London County, Virginia, February 13, 1794. He was converted in 1809, baptized in 1816, ordained in 1817; for several years preached to churches in his native state, and in 1825 became pastor of the Fifth Baptist Church in Philadelphia. He removed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1836, and for eight years was principal of the Alabama Female Atheiaeum. In 1844 he was elected president of Mercer University, Georgia, where he also gave instruction in theology. He resigned his office in 1856. and died June 11, 1884, at Haynesville, Alabama. He published, Manual of Theology (1857): — Treatise on Church Order (1858): — Elements of Moral Science (1859): — Evidences of Christianity (1868), and several minor works, some of them of a controversial character. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 306. (J.C.S.)