T. G. Steward (Theophilus Gould), 1843-1924
Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1924) was a prominent pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. Born in Gouldtown, New Jersey, Steward's career with the A.M.E. Church took him throughout the eastern United States and Haiti. While in the South, he was active in Reconstruction politics. He also worked as an educator at Wilberforce University and in the Philippines, where he served as chaplain to the Twenty-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry Regiment. Steward wrote numerous books on subjects ranging from military history to theology. His autobiography, Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry (1921), was his last book.