Bascom, Henry Bidleman
BASCOM, HENRY BIDLEMAN: Bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; b. at
Hancock, Delaware County, New York, May 27,
1796; d. at Louisville, Ky., Sept. 8, 1850. He
was licensed to preach 1813; was appointed chaplain
to Congress 1823; was president of Madison
College, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1827-29; agent
of the American Colonization Society, 1829-31;
elected professor of moral science in Augusta
College, Kentucky, 1832, president of the Transylvania
University, Kentucky, 1842, bishop 1850.
He was prominent in the organization of the Methodist
Church, South, and from 1846 to 1850 he
edited the Southern Methodist Quarterly Review.
He published sermons and lectures and a volume
upon Methodism and Slavery. His collected works
were printed at Nashville (4 vols., 1850-56).