Hoge, Samuel Davies, Dd

Hoge, Samuel Davies, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, son of Dr. Moses, was born in Shepherdstown, Va., in 1791. His early instruction he received from his father, after whose assumption of the presidency of Hampden Sidney College-he became a student in that college, and graduated in 1810. He also pursued his theological course under his father, filling at the same time, the appointment of tutor at his alma mater. Later he became professor, and at one time he acted even as vice-president. In 1816 he entered the active work of the ministry, serving the two churches of Culpepper and Madison, Virginia, at the same time. In 1821 he removed to Hillsborough, Ohio, serving also a church at Rocky Spring at the same time. Three years later he was elected professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the Ohio University at Athens. The college being at this time without a president, Dr. Hoge performed the duties of that office, and greatly increased the prosperity of the institution. At the same time, he preached in the college chapel and in the church of the town whenever his time and health would permit. He died in December 1826. — Sprague, Ann. of Am. Pulpit, 4, 483.

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