Buchan, David

Buchan, David a Baptist editor, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 3, 1807. He was educated for the legal profession, but gave it up; came to Canada in 1834, and settled near the town of Paris, where, through his efforts, a Baptist Church was formed. In 1849 he removed. to Toronto, and started a weekly Baptist newspaper, The Pioneer. Subsequently he was appointed government bursar of Toronto University and colleges, and held this position till his death. He was active in all denominational matters, and, at the time of his death, was president for the third time of the Home Mission Convention of Ontario. He died October 17, 1877. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1293. (J.C.S.)

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