Armstrong, John (3), Dd
Armstrong, John (3), D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Oxford, Pa., March 11, 1825. He received his preparatory education at New London Academy. He passed through his sophomore year at Lafayette College, Pa., and then went to' Washington College, Lexington, Va., where he graduated in 1850. The same year he entered Princeton Seminary, and graduated in 1853. He was licensed by the Newcastle Presbytery and ordained an evangelist. After serving as a missionary at Platte City, Mo., he became a stated supply at Hazelton, Beaver Meadow, and Weatherly, Pa., where he remained ten years. He then preached as stated supply at Muscatine, Is.; and after remaining a year was installed pastor. After laboring with great zeal and success ten years, he was released. In 18-4 he was appointed, by the Synod of Iowa, South, as financial agent to establish a college; and, as the result of his labors and self-sacrificing devotion, Parsons College was founded and located at Fairfield, Ia. He was elected professor of history and moral philosophy, and subsequently its president. He died at Fairfield, Aug. 13, 1879. See Necrological Report of Princeton Alumni, 1880. (W. P. S.)