Means, Alexander, Dd, Lld
Means, Alexander, D.D., LL.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at Statesville, N.C., February 6, 1801. He studied four years at the academy in his native place; taught school one year at Mocksville; studied medicine, and practiced it six years at Covington, Georgia; became a local preacher in 1829; and from 1833 devoted himself to the cause of education, as principal of the Georgia Conference Manual Labor School (1834), professor in Emory College (1838), in the Medical College of Georgia (1840), president of Masonic Female College (1853), analytical chemist of Georgia (1869). He entered the Georgia Conference in 1839, and died in 1883. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1883, page 78.