Brown, Alexander Blaine, Dd
Brown, Alexander Blaine, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, son of the Rev. Matthew Brown, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1808, at Washington, Pa., and graduated at Jefferson College in 1825. He studied theology at Alleghany, and was licensed to preach in October, 1831. After spending some time as a missionary in Virginia, he became pastor at Birmingham, near Pittsburgh, in 1833; he afterward served the churches in Niles, Michigan, and Portsmouth, Ohio, till 1841, when he became professor of Belles-Lettres in Jefferson College. In October, 1847, he became president of the college, and served with great fidelity and success until 1856, when ill health compelled him to resign. He died at Centre, September 8,1863. As a teacher he was accurate, instructive, and systematic. As a preacher he was always edifying, and he rose occasionally to the highest eloquence.-Wilson, Presbyterian Almanac, 1864, p. 98.