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Transcribed biography of Charles N. Sims

SIMS, Charles N., educator, was born in Union county, Ind., May 18, 1835; son of John and Irene (Allen) Sims; grandson of William and Mary Sims; and of Joseph and Mary Allen, and a descendant of William Sims of Virginia, a Revolutionary soldier. On Aug. 12, 1858, he was married to Eliza A. Foster, of Warren county, Ind. He was graduated at the Indiana Asbury university, A.B., 1859, A.M., 1861, and at Ohio Wesleyan university, A.M., 1860. He was principal of the Thorntown academy, 1857-59, president of Valparaiso college, Ind., 1860-62; pastor of Methodist churches at Richmond, Ind., 1862-63; Wabash, Ind., 1864; Evansville, Ind., 1865-66, Meridan Street church, Indianapolis, Ind., 1867-69 and 1893-98; Baltimore, Md., 1870-72 ; Newark, N.J., 1873-75; Brooklyn, N.Y., 1876-80. In 1875 he declined the presidency of the Illinois Wesleyan university, Bloomington; was elected chancellor of Syracuse university, 1881, and became also pastor of the First Church at Syracuse, N.Y., in 1898. He was delegate to the Centennial Conference of Methodism in 1884, to the General Conference, 1884 and 1888, and was commissioner to the Onondaga Indians, 1884-85. Indiana Asbury university conferred upon him the degree of D.D. in 1870, and that of LL.D. in 1883. He is the author of the Temperance Problem (1872); Life of T. M. Eddy, D.D. (1877), and Itinerary Time Limit (1879).

Source: Johnson, Rossiter, and John Howard Brown. 1904. The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volume IX. Boston, Massachsetts: The Biographical Society. Not Paginated.
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