Robert Kennon Hargrove
|Robert Kennon Hargrove|
Robert Kennon Hargrove (left) as published in Christian herald and signs of our times (1895)
|Born||September 17, 1829
Pickens County, Alabama
|Died||August 4, 1905
|Resting place||Mount Olivet Cemetery|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania|
Robert Kennon Hargrove (1829–1905) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1882.
Prior to his election to the episcopacy, he served as a pastor and a presiding elder. He was President of the Centenary Institute in Summerfield, Alabama, 1865–67, and of Tennessee Female College in the 1870s. He was a member of the Cape May Commission in 1876. He was the first to urge a bond scheme, which saved the Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South. He originated the Women's Department of Church Extension (for the purpose of securing parsonages in the M.E. Church, South). He was also a member of the Commission that in 1878 established fraternal relations between the M.E. Church and the M.E. Church, South, an important step toward reunification in 1939.
Interestingly, he was not a member of the General Conference (1882) where he was elected Bishop.
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