Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Jacobus, Melancthon Williams
JACOBUS, MELANCTHON WILLLAMS, an American educator, born in Allegheny City, Pa., in 1855. He graduated from Princeton University in 1877, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1881. Following study abroad, he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1884. After serving on the faculty of the Hartford Theological Seminary he was appointed acting president of that institution in 1902, and became dean of the faculty in 1903. He was acting pastor of the Central Congregational Church of Hartford from 1889 to 1900. He was director of theology in several colleges and universities. He wrote several works on theological subjects, including “A Problem in New Testament Criticism” (1900); “Commentary on the Gospel of Mark.” He contributed theological articles to several encyclopedias.