Calhoun, George Albion, Dd
Calhoun, George Albion, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born in Washington, Conn., Oct. 11, 1788. His early education was very limited. In 1812 he joined the junior class in Williams College, but left at the end of the second term to enter Hamilton College, in Clinton, N. Y., from which he graduated in 1814. He also graduated from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1817. The year following he spent as a home missionary in the vicinity of Geneva, N. Y., preaching almost daily. Thence he went to North Coventry in 1818, and was ordained as pastor of the Church there in the following year. By an arrangement with his people, he spent one year in collecting funds for the endowment of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, of which he was a trustee for many years. On account of impaired health, he spent the autumn of 1830 in Maine, in behalf of the American Education Society, and afterwards visited one hundred churches in Connecticut, pleading the cause of home missions. A trip to Europe, from which he returned in November, 1831, greatly improved his health. In 1860 he resigned the active duties of his pastorate, and in September, 1862, received as colleague in the pastoral office Rev. W. J. Jennings. For twenty months he supplied the pulpit of the First Church in Coventry, but was stricken with paralysis in December, 1863, and again in 1866. He died in North Coventry, June 7, 1867. His published writings are not numerous. Among them is a series of letters to Dr. Bacon in reply to his attack o0n the Pastoral Union and Theological Institute of Connecticut. See :Cong. Quarterly, 1869, p, 63; Gen. Cat. of Andover Theol. Sem. 1870, p. ,32.