Budington, William Ives, Dd
Budington, William Ives, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born in New Haven, Conn., April 21, 1815. After graduating at Yale College in 1834, he taught in the academy in New Canaan for nearly a year, and then began a three years' course in the Yale Divinity School. The year 1838-39 he spent as a resident licentiate in the Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained pastor of the First Church (Congregational) in Charlestown Mass., April 22,1840. He resigned this charge in 1854, and assumed the pastoral care of the Western Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1855 he was installed over the Clinton Avenue Congregational Church in Brooklyn, N. Y. He resigned his pastoral office, Dec. 22, 1878, and died in Brooklyn, Nov. 29, 1879. He was a beloved and efficient pastor, and a noble Christian. He published, in 1845, an admirably written history of the First Church in Charlestown; also several sermons and review articles. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1880.