Burtis, Arthur, Dd
Burtis, Arthur, D.D.
a Presbyterian and (Dutch) Reformed minister, was born in the city of New York, Oct. 25,1807. He graduated at Union College in 1827; studied theology at Princeton and Auburn Seminaries, graduating from the latter in 1833. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Geneva in 1833, and ordained in 1835. He was settled at Fort Plain Reformed Church in 1835, and subsequently at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, Binghamton, one year; Oxford, seven years; Vernon (N. J.), one year; and Buffalo from 1847 to 1857. He taught in Buffalo, and was district secretary of the American and Foreign Christian Union from 1859 to 1863. In 1864 he accepted the professorship of Greek in Miami University, where he remained until his decease, March 23, 1867., Dr. Burtis was a thorough classical scholar, and, before entering upon his theological studies, had studied law with chancellor Kent. His learning was varied and profound, and in his professional chair, at a late period of life, he found 'his true place. His death was greatly lamented. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref.. Church, s.v.; Appleton's 'Annual. Cyclop. 1867, p. 558. (W. J. R. T.)