Chandler, Thomas Bradbury, Dd

Chandler, Thomas Bradbury, D.D., A Protestant Episcopal Minister, Was Born In Woodstock on the 26th of April, 1726, and graduated at Yale College in 1745. On his return from England in 1751, he entered upon the duties of a mission at Elizabethtown and Woodbridge, N. J. In the winter of 1763-4 Whitefield visited Elizabethtown, and Mr. Chandler refused him his pulpit on the ground of "the rules of our ecclesiastical policy." In 1766 he was made D.D. by the University of Oxford. In 1767 a controversy arose between him and Dr. Chauncy, of Boston, on the subject of episcopacy, and the pamphlets on both sides showed great ability. The Revolution did not enlist the sympathies of Dr. Chandler, and he retired to England, where he remained till 1785, when he returned to Elizabeth, having previously declined the appointment of bishop of Nova Scotia. He died at Elizabeth, June 17th, 1790. — Sprague, Annals, 5:137.

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