Calhoun, Simeon Howard, Dd
Calhoun, Simeon Howard, D.D.
a Congregational divine, was born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 15, 1804. He fitted for college at Canajoharie, N. Y., and was :a graduate of Williams College in the class of 1829. He was ordained as an evangelist at Springfield, Mass., Oct. 26,1836. Having entered the service of the American Bible Society, he became their first agent in the Levant, arriving in Smyrna early in 1837. In 1844 he joined the Syrian mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. His term of service covered the long period of thirty-one years, 1844 to 1875. His special department was the charge of the seminary at Abeih. He returned to his native country on the termination of his connection with this institution. He lived but a short time, his death occurring Dec. 14, 1876. He published, in Arabic, A Hand-book for the Bible and A Life of Christ, in the form of Notes on the Harmony of the Gospels. See Cong. Quarterly, xix, 412. (J. C. S.)