THORNWELL James Henley clergyman born in Marlborough district South Carolina in 1812; died in Charlotte North Carolina 1 August 1862. He was graduated at South Carolina college in 1829 and entered upon the study of the law which he soon abandoned to devote himself to the ministry in the Presbyterian church he was chosen in 1836 professor of logic and belles-lettres in South Carolina college in 1842 professor of the evidences of Christianity and chaplain and in 1852 its president. In 1856 he became a professor in the Presbyterian theological seminary at Columbia. For a short time he was pastor of the Globe street Presbyterian church in Charleston. Dr. Thornwell was one of the ablest men that the south has ever produced. To logical and metaphysical faculties of a high order he added a fine literary style and an easy and effective address. He was an uncompromising champion of the old-school Presbyterian theology and in politics advocated extreme southern views. He was the author of several published sermons and addresses " Arguments of Romanists Discussed and Refuted " (New York 1845)" "Discourses on Truth" (1854)" "Rights and Duties of Masters" (1861)" "The State of the Country" (1861)" and numerous articles in defence of slavery and secession in the "Southern Presbyterian Review." His collected works were edited by Reverend John B. Adger (2 vols. Richmond 1874).