Patrick Hues Mell (1814–1888), was born in Walthourville, Georgia, served as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention in two terms from 1863–1871 and 1880–1887, as well as served as chancellor of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens from 1878 until his resignation in 1888.
The life portrayed in these pages was varied and active. This man was distinguished as a preacher of the Gospel, an educator, an author and a parliamentarian, and much of interest could be written of him in each of these fields of labor.
This biography was written by the son of Patrick Hues Mell.
Table of Contents:
- Struggles and Trails of Early Life
- College Days
- The Return of Georgia
- Called to Preach the Gospel
- Marriage – Election to Professorship in Mercer University – Ordination
- Pastoral Work
- Difficulties in Mercer University, Followed by His Resignation
- Amusing Incidents
- The War
- Abilities as a Presiding Officer
- Removal of Mercer University
- Election as Chancellor of the University of Georgia
- Dormitory System
- Election as Professor of Theology in mercer University
- Efforts Towards Completing the Technological School as a Department of the University of Georgia
- College Government
- Last Illness and Death