Brown, Andrew, Dd

Brown, Andrew, D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, was born at Biggar, August 22, 1763. He became tutor in the Cranston family; was licensed to preach in 1786; ordained in 1787 minister to the Presbyterian congregation at Halifax, Nova Scotia; admitted minister at Lochmabon, Scotland, in 1795; transferred to New Greyfriars, Edinburgh, in 1799; promoted to the Old Church in 1800; appointed professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres in the university in 1801, which he held in conjunction; elected moderator of the General Assembly in 1813, and died February 19, 1834. He was characterized by eloquent composition, unobtrusive manners, and kindly feelings. He published a series of sermons, and the Life of Alexander Christison. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:12, 71, 360, 642.

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