Agnew, John Holmes, Dd

Agnew, John Holmes, D.D., an American Congregational. minister, teacher, and editor, was born at Gettysburg, Pa., May 9,1804. His first pastoral charge was at Uniontown, Pa.; he was elected professor in Marion College, Mo.; in Newark College, Del.; and in Washington College, Pa. He had for many years devoted himself to literary and educational pursuits, being at one time editor of the Eclectic Magazine, and afterwards for several years principal of a female seminary at Pittsfield, Mass. Subsequently he engaged unsuccessfully in some coal-mine speculations, in 1860 became secretary of the Southern Aid Society, and in 1865 took charge of the American Federal Monthly, a continuation of the old Knickerbocker Magazine. He died at Peekskill, N. Y., Oct. 12,1865. See Appletons' Annual Cyclopcedia, 1865, p. 652; Princeton Semn. Gen.' Catalogue, 1872, p. 48.

 
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