Clark, Orin, Dd

Clark, Orin, D.D., a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Marlborough, Mass., Jan. 2, 1788. He studied Latin grammar as he followed the plough, and afterwards entered the Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, Conn., and taught school during the winters; but intense application impaired his health. Having completed his course at the academy, he was ordained in October, 1811, and began his ministry as a missionary in Ontario and Genesee counties, N. Y. He accompanied bishop Hobart oil his first visitation in that region in 1812, and shortly after became rector of Trinity Church, Geneva. Although a settled minister, he exercised a sort of supervision over the churches throughout Western New York. . In the establishment of Geneva College he was prominent, was one of its original trustees, and held that office throughout his life. He died. at Geneva, Feb. 24, 1828. In the pulpit Dr. Clark was bold and energetic, and was greatly beloved by his flock. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, v, 540.

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