Candler, Warren Akin
Warren Akin Candler was born in Villa Rica, Georgia on August 23, 1857. He graduated from Emory College in 1877. Afterwards, he served as a Methodist minister in Atlanta, Sparta, Dahlonega, and Augusta. In Augusta, Candler worked with the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church to help create Paine Institute in 1882. Candler served as president of Emory College for a decade (1888-98), and then as Methodist bishop from 1898 until 1935. In this capacity, Candler helped create Southern Methodist University and Emory University, serving as Emory’s chancellor from 1914 to 1922. Candler died in Atlanta on September 25, 1941.