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Quintard, Charles Todd

(Dec. 22, 1824-Feb. 15, 1898). Bishop and Educator. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended Trinity School in New York. In 1847 Quintard received his M.D. degree from University Medical College, New York University. For a year he worked at Bellevue Hospital. He moved to Athens, Georgia, where he practiced medicine. In 1851 he became professor of physiology and pathological anatomy at the Memphis Medical College and one of the editors of the Memphis Medical Recorder. While in Memphis he became friends with Bishop James Otey and began to study for the ordained ministry. Quintard was ordained deacon on Jan. 1, 1855, and priest on Jan. 6, 1856. He served as rector of the Church of the Advent, Nashville, until he was consecrated Bishop of Tennessee on Oct. 11, 1865. He served as bishop until his death. Quintard was instrumental in the revival of the church in Tennessee. He supported missions to the freed African Americans. He was a supporter of the Oxford Movement and was deeply interested in the educational mission of the church. Quintard was the second founder of the University of the South after the devastation of the Civil War. In Mar. 1866 he went to Sewanee, selected locations for the buildings, and planted a cross. He was the first vice-chancellor of the University, Feb. 14, 1867-July 12, 1872, and presided at its official opening on Sept. 18, 1868. He made several trips to England to raise money for the University. On one of those trips he convinced a woman to give the money for a theological building. This resulted in the construction of St. Luke's Hall, so named because Quintard was a physician. Quintard died in Darien, Georgia.

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