Boyd, George, Dd

Boyd, George, D.D., a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in New York city, Feb. 8, 1788. In 1806 he graduated at Columbia College, and began the study of law with the Hon. James Emott, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. and in 1812 he removed to Ogdensburg, to practice his profession. Soon after he began the study of theology under the Rev. Dr. Reed, of Poughkeepsie, to which place he removed. In 1814 he was ordained, and not long after became rector of St. John's Church, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. For some time he was president of the standing committee of the diocese of Pennsylvania, an active member of the Board of Missions, a trustee of the General Theological Seminary, and once or twice a delegate to the General Convention. He died in Philadelphia, Dec. 3, 1850. Although his style of preaching was not of the popular cast, his voice was musical and of great compass, and his discourses were instructive, logical, and often very effective. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 572; Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1851, p. 639.

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