Clark, John Alonzo Dd

Clark, John Alonzo D.D., a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., May 6, 1801, and graduated in Union College, July, 1823. He studied in the General Theological Seminary, New York, and was ordained deacon April 12,1826, when he took charge of a missionary station at Palmnyra, N. Y. In 1829 he became assistant of Christ Church, New York City. In 1832 he accepted the rectorship of Grace Church, Providence, R. I., and in 1835 became rector of St. Andrew's, Philadelphia, where he labored for ten years with great acceptance and usefulness. His health failing, he made a visit to Europe, and on his return published Glimpses of the Old World (2 vols. 12mo, 1838). In 1843 he was compelled by the decline of his health to resign his rectorship, and on the 27th of November of that year he died. His publications, besides the Travels named above, are the following: Christian Experience as displayed in the Life and Writings of St. Paul; The Pastor's Testimony (1835); The Young Disciple, or a Memoir of Anzonetta B. Peters (12mo, 1836); Gathered Fragments (12mo, 1836); A Walk about Zion (12mo, 1836); Gleanings by the Way (12mo, 1842); a posthumous volume of sermons, entitled Awake, thou Sleeper (12mo). — Sprague, Annals, v. 674.

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