EMORY, JOHN: Methodist Episcopal bishop; b. in Queen Anne County, Maryland, Apr. 11, 1789; d. in Reisterstown, Md., Dec. 16, 1835. From 1824 to 1835 he was book-agent and editor for the Methodist Church at New York, during which time he paid off all the debts of the book concern. He founded the Methodist Quarterly Review, and nearly all of the original articles in the first two volumes are by him. In 1832 he was elected bishop. He was one of the founders of the University of New York, Wesleyan University, and Dickinson College. He was an able controversialist in behalf of his Church, and wrote Defense of our Fathers (New York, 1824); The Episcopal Controversy Reviewed (New York, 1838).
Bibliography: Life of John Emory, by his son, Robert Emory, New York, 1841.