Clark, Homer Jackson, Dd
Clark, Homer Jackson, D.D., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Mount Holly, Vt., Dec. 23, 1803. He experienced religion in early life, and in 1824 entered the Ohio Conference, but afterwards entered the Ohio State University at Athens, where. he spent five years, and graduated with honor. In 1829 his name again appears on the Ohio Conference minutes, when he was sent to Pittsburgh, Pa.; He was talented and popular, and soon attracted large crowds. In 1831 he received an appointment as professor in Madison College in Uniontown. After two more years in the pastorate, he, in 1834, became president and professor of .moral science in Allegheny College, which position he held until 1844, when he' took a superannuated relation. In 1850 he again entered the effective ranks; from 1852 to 1856 he was editor of the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate; -from thence to 1864 labored in the active itinerancy, and spent his after-years as a superannuate. He died at Homersville, Medina Co., 0., Sept. 24, 1875. Dr. Clark was exceedingly amiable and sweet-spirited in disposition, a Christian gentleman in demeanor, eminent in scholarly attainments, unostentatious, the noblest type of a preacher and educator. See Minutes. of Annual Conferences, 1876, p. 33; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.