Mcgill, Alexander Taggart, Dd
McGill, Alexander Taggart, D.D.
a Presbvterian minister and educator, was born at Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1807. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1826; was admitted to the bar in Georgia, and appointed by the legislature as state surveyor to trace interstate lines, after having served one year as clerk of the House. In 1831 he turned his attention to theology, and graduated from the Associate Presbyterian Seminary at Cannonsburg in 1835. He was a pastor until 1842, when he became professor of church history in Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; in 1848 he was moderator of the General Assembly; in 1852 he became professor iln the Presbyterian Seminary at Columbia, S.C., but in 1853 returned to his former chair in Allegheny. In 1854 he became professor of ecclesiastical, homiletic, and pastoral theology at Princeton Seminary, and in 1883 was retired as emeritus professor. He died January 13, 1889. See Appletons' Cyclop. of Amer. Biography.