Pierce, George Poster, Dd
Pierce, George Poster, D.D.
a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, son of Dr. Lovick Pierce, was born in Greene County, Georgia, February 3, 1811. He graduated from Franklin College, Athens, began to study law, but was soon after converted, and in 1831 was received into the Georgia Conference, in which he filled important appointments until his election as president of the Georgia Female College at Macon in 1840. He was a member of the memorable General Conference of 1844. Having returned to the pastoral work, he was called in 1848 to the presidency of Emory College, and in 1854 to the episcopacy, an office which he filled with. eminent ability until his death, September 3, 1884. He was a laborious pastor, an eloquent preacher, and a most upright Christian. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1885, page 152: Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.