Green, William Mercer, Dd, Lld
Green, William Mercer, D.D., LL.D.
a Protestant Episcopal bishop, was born in Wilmington, N.C., May 2, 1798. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1818, and then studied theology. He entered the ministry of his Church, and was rector until 1837, when he became chaplain and professor of belles-lettres in the University of North Carolina. In 1850 he was ordained bishop of Mississippi. He was one of the founders of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, and in 1867 became its chancellor. He died February 13, 1887. He was the author of Memoirs of Bishops Ravenscroft and Otey, and of Sermons on Baptismal Regeneration and Apostolic Succession. See Appletons' Cyclop. of Amer. Biography.