David Hastings Moore

David Hastings Moore

David Hastings Moore

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David Hastings Moore (September 4, 1838 – November 23, 1915) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1900. He also gained notability as a Union Army Officer in the American Civil War, as a Pastor, as the Editor of an important Methodist periodical, and as a University Chancellor.

Birth and Early Life

David was born September 4, 1838 in Athens, Ohio, a son of the Hon. Eliakim Hastings Moore, a U.S. Congressman. David was converted to the Christian faith in 1855.

David married Julia Sophia Carpenter, also of Athens, June 21, 1860. She died in 1911, leaving the couple's six children.

Education and Military Service

David graduated from the Ohio University in 1860 with the A.B. degree. He earned the A.M. degree from O.U. in 1863. He also was awarded the honorary degrees D.D. and LL.D.

In May 1862 David volunteered in the Union Army during the American Civil War, becoming a Captain commanding an Ohio Company at Harper's Ferry when General Miles surrendered that post. Released on parole, he was soon exchanged and re-entered the service as a major, then was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. He had command of the 125th Ohio Infantry (a......
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