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ATKINS, JAMES: Methodist Episcopalian; b. at Knoxville, Tenn., Apr. 18, 1850.
He was educated at Emory and Henry College (B.A., 1872) and entered the ministry
in the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1872, in
which he held various pastorates until 1879. He was president of Asheville Female
College, 1879–89 and 1893–96, and of Emory and Henry College, 1889–93. Since 1896
he has been the Sunday-school editor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He
is president of the Board of Missions of the Western North Carolina Conference,
and vice-president of the General Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, and was also a member of the commission which effected the union of the Methodist
Episcopal Churches of Japan in 1906. He is the author of The Kingdom in
the Cradle (Nashville, 1905).