Fuller, Richard, Dd
Fuller, Richard, D.D.
an eminent Baptist minister, was born at Beaufort, S.C., April 22, 1804. He studied under Rev. Dr. Brantly, entered Harvard University in 1820, but on account of ill-health left it during his junior year, and became a lawyer in his native state. In 1832 he was converted, under the preaching of Reverend Daniel Barker, joined the Baptist Church, was ordained the next year pastor at Beaufort, and in 1847 removed to Baltimore to take charge of the Seventh Baptist Church. In 1836 he visited Europe, and during his pastorate at Beaufort was engaged in a controversy with bishop England on the Roman Catholic claims, as well as with Dr. Wayland on the slavery question. He died in Baltimore, October 20, 1876. Dr. Fuller was an eloquent preacher, an admirable pastor, and a noble specimen of Christian manliness and power. Besides Letters on the above controversies and several Sermons, he published an Argument on Close Communion (1849), and was one of the editors of the Baptist Hymnbook. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. s.v.; Drake, Dict. of Amer. Biog. s.v.; Life, by Cuthbert (N.Y. 1879).