Sumner, M T, Dd
Sumner, M. T., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Massachusetts, September 6, 1815. He graduated from Brown University in 1838, engaged in teaching and preaching in Richmond, Virginia, in 1840, became agent of the American Tract Society in 1854, secretary of the Baptist Mission Board in 1858, subsequently held several other agencies, became pastor at Athens, Alabama, in 1880, and died August 23, 1883. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. s.v.