Fee, John Gregg, 1816–1901, American abolitionist clergyman, b. Bracken co., Ky. After two years (1842–44) at Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, he devoted himself to the abolitionist cause in Kentucky; for this he was disinherited by his slaveholding parents. He founded antislavery churches, notably one at Berea, where he also established (1857) an abolitionist school that became Berea College. Driven from Kentucky in 1859, Fee was not able to return until 1863. He spent the rest of his life in Berea as pastor of the church and a trustee of the college.
See his autobiography (1891).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.