James Henley Thornwell

1812-1862. Presbyterian minister and scholar. Born in South Carolina and educated at South Carolina College, he engaged in pastoral work for a few years before becoming professor at that college which was later the University of South Carolina. He became president in 1851, but four years later moved to Columbia Theological Seminary as professor of systematic theology. He founded the Southern Presbyterian Review in 1847 and was moderator of his church's general assembly that same year. He helped to establish the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States during the Civil War.