Luther Lee, an American clergyman, born in Schoharie, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1800. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1821, and soon began to preach. In 1827 he joined the Genesee conference, and was stationed at Malone, N. Y., with a circuit embracing the entire county of Franklin, portions of Clinton and St. Lawrence, and appointments in Lower Canada. During the six years that were spent in the St. Lawrence region, Mr. Lee was engaged in several important doctrinal controversies that produced a very deep impression throughout the country. From 1833 to 1838 he was stationed at Lowville, Water-town, and Fulton. In 1838 he engaged in lecturing against slavery, and in 1841 assumed the editorial management of the " New England Christian Advocate," an anti-slavery journal published at Lowell, Mass. Soon after he issued a paper entitled " The Sword of Truth," and in the autumn of 1842, in connection with the Rev. Orange Scott, he began a weekly journal called " The True Wesleyan." When in 1843 the " Wesleyan Methodist Connection " was organized, he became pastor of a church in Syracuse, N. Y. At the first general conference of the Wesleyan church, he was chosen president; and he was editor of the "True Wesleyan," the organ of that body, published in New York, till 1852, after which he became successively pastor of churches in Syracuse and Fulton, N. Y. In 1856 he was elected president and professor of theology of Michigan Union college at Leoni; but the following year he resigned this office and served churches in Ohio. From 1864 to 1867 he was connected with Adrian college, Mich.; but at the latter date he withdrew from the Wesleyan church and returned to the Methodist Episcopal church, because slavery, the cause of the organization of the former, having been abolished, he saw no sufficient reason for its continuance.
Since 1867 he has been a member of the Michigan conference, and now (1874) resides at Northville, Mich. He is the author of the following works: " Universalism Examined and Refuted " (1836); " The Immortality of the Soul" (1846); "Revival Manual" (1850); "Church Polity" (1850); "Slavery Examined in the Light of the Bible " (1855); and " Elements of Theology " (1856).