Anderson, Thomas D, Dd

Anderson, Thomas D., D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1819. He removed in early life to Washington, his father holding an office under the government. In 1838 he graduated from the. University of Pennsylvania, and in 1841 from the Newton Theological Institution. In 1842 he was ordained pastor of the First Baptist Church at Salem, Massachusetts, in 1848 he became pastor of the First Baptist Church at Roxbury, and in 1862 of the First Baptist Church in New York city. He achieved distinction and success in the difficult field in which he was called to labor. During nearly all his ministry he was officially connected with the American Baptist Missionary Society, the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, and, while in New York, with the American Tract Society. For four years he acted as president of the Rutgers Female College, in New York city. Other important positions in benevolent and educational institutions he also filled. In the summer of 1878 he resigned his charge in New York, and not long after became pastor of the South Church, in Boston, where he died. December 19, 1883. Dr. Anderson published only a few occasional discourses. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. s.v. (J.C.S.)

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