Bishop, Nathan Lld
Bishop, Nathan LL.D.
a distinguished Baptist layman, was born in Oneida County, N. Y., Aug. 12. 1808, and graduated from Brown University in 1837, From 1838 to 1848 he was superintendent of schools in Providence, R. I., and for five years thereafter in Boston. Subsequently he removed to New York, where he occupied many positions of eminence. He died at Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1880. In denominational affairs he took a great interest, especially in the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, and for two years served gratuitously as one of its secretaries. He was also a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, and of the Board of the American Bible Society. Other religious, educational, and philanthropic societies and organizations received the benefit of his wise counsels and his pecuniary aid. He was a man of fine, commanding presence, and, although the possessor of a large fortune, he was simple and unostentatious in his habits and. style of living, freely giving in many directions to objects of benevolence with which he sympathized, especially to the Freedmen's cause as represented by the Home Mission Society. See (N. Y.) Evening Post and Examiner; Cathcart, Bapt. Encyclop. s.v. (J. C. S.)