Lewis W. Green

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Lewis W. Green
Born 1806
Danville, Kentucky
Died 1863
Nationality American
Occupation Preacher
Religion Presbyterian
Children Letitia Stevenson
Relatives Adlai Stevenson I (son-in-law)

Lewis Warner Green (1806-1863) was a Presbyterian minister and educator.


Early life[edit]

Lewis Warner Green was born in Danville, Kentucky. He was educated at Transylvania University, Centre College, Yale College, and Princeton Theological Seminary.


He served as a minister in Kentucky and professor beginning in 1831 at Centre College. Around 1840, he emancipated his slaves. Then in 1840 he went as a professor to the Western Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He later served as president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1849 to 1856 and for about a year as president of Transylvania University. He served from 1857 to 1863 as president of Centre College.[1]

His publications included the inaugural addresses at Hampden-Sydney College in 1849 and at Transylvania University in 1856. The later included a moderate attack on abolitionists. His Memoirs, published posthumously in 1871 also included a number of his more important sermons.