Chapin, Calvin, Dd

Chapin, Calvin, D.D., an eminent Congregational minister, was born in Springfield, Mass., about 1764. He graduated at Yale in 1788, and in 1791 became tutor in the same college, where he remained until March, 1794, when he was ordained pastor at Rocky Hill. He was a trustee of the Conn. Miss. Soc., and one of the five organizers of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions." He was a strong advocate of the principle of "total abstinence." He was made D.D. by Union College in 1816. He resigned his pastoral charge in 1847, and died March 16, 1851. He published several sermons on funeral and other occasions. — Sprague, Annals, 2:323.

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