Bullard, Artemas Dd

Bullard, Artemas D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Northbridge, Mass., June 3, 1802, studied at Amherst College, where he graduated in 1826, and thence went to the Theological Seminary at Andover. He was licensed in May, 1828, and ordained April 20, 1831. In 1830 he visited the West in the employ of the Massachusetts Sabbath School Union, going as far as Illinois, and while there was appointed secretary of the "American Board" for the Valley of the Mississippi. He removed to Cincinnati in October, 1832. In 1838 he became pastor of the Presbyterian church at St. Louis. He was made D.D. in 1841 by Marion College. He attempted in 1845, with the concurrence of the Synod, to raise a fund of $10,000 for the erection of churches in Missouri. His health having become enfeebled, he was chosen by his fellow-citizens as their representative at the World's Peace Convention, and spent six months travelling in Europe in 1850. After his return he was the chief promoter of the institution of Webster College at St. Louis. Dr. Bullard was killed in the accident which occurred at the inauguration of the Pacific Railroad, Nov. 1, 1855. He published three or four occasional sermons. He was a preacher of great power, and was very useful and influential in St. Louis. — Sprague, Annals, 4, 748.

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