Hoss, Elijah Embree, D.D., Bishop of the Amer. Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Washington County, Tenn., April 14, 1849, and graduated at Emory and Henry College, Va., 1869, of which he was subsequently President. He was Professor in Vanderbilt University for some time, and from 1885 to 1890 editor of the Nashville Christian Advocate. His hymn, "O God, great Father, Lord and King " (Holy Baptism), was included in The Methodist Hymnal, N.Y., 1905. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.
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