MORGANTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A historical marker being dedicated this week honors a south-central Kentuckian who became a Methodist bishop and was a founder of Southern Methodist University.
The marker being dedicated in Morgantown honors Bishop John Monroe Moore, who was born in 1867 and died in 1948. The Kentucky Historical Society says Moore was born, raised and educated in Butler County and received a bachelor's degree from National Normal University in Ohio and doctorate from Yale in 1895.
He became bishop in 1918 and, in addition to SMU, helped found Perkins School of Theology. He was an SMU trustee from 1922 to 1939 and a presiding bishop at the Uniting Conference of American Methodist Churches in 1939.
The ceremony is at 1 p.m. Saturday on the Butler County Courthouse lawn