Clark, James A

Clark, James A., a Baptist minister, was born at Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass., in 1828. He studied at Shelburne Falls Academy, and graduated from Williams College in 1853. Immediately afterwards he was offered the position of tutor in the. college, but he declined, preferring to teach in the academy at Shelburne Falls. He entered the Newton Theological Institution, and graduated in 1857. Soon after, he became pastor of the Church in Adrian, Mich., and then of the Church in Fairfield.: From 1861 to 1864 he was professor in the Kalamazoo, College. In 1864 he became the editor of the Michigan Christian Herald, at Detroit, and when that paper was merged in .the Chicago Standard, in-1867, he held the position of corresponding editor for the remainder of his life. Returning to Kalamazoo in 1867, he entered upon the duties of professor of. Latin, and held also the office of treasurer of the college. He engaged with great] zeal and earnestness in the work of securing for that institution a better pecuniary endowment; and in his endeavors he met with much success, but at the expense of his health. He died Aug. 17, 1869. See Chicago Standard, Aug. 19, 1869. (J. C. S.)

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