Clarke, William Henry

Clarke, William Henry, a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Norwich, Conn., Jan. 22, 1821. He entered college in the sophomore year from the Episcopal Academy, Cheshire, and, on graduating, proceeded to study in the General Theological Seminary, N. Y., completing his. course in 1845, when he was ordained deacon,, June 29. He spent several years engaged in teaching in the Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott's Mills, Md., being ordained presbyter Sept. 20,1846. In 1852 and 1853 he served as an agent of the Church Book Society of New York; and from September, 1853, till February, 1856, had charge of Locust Grove Seminary, near Pittsburgh, Pa. In March, 1856, he. became rector of St. Peter's Church, Rome, Ga., and left that position in the summer of 1861. to remove to Augusta as assistant rector of St. Paul's Church. In January, 1863, he became rector, and so continued till his death, Aug. 10,1877. From 1863 he was a member of the standing committee of the diocese, and from 1867 its president. In October, 1875, he was selected by the House of Bishops to be missionary bishop to Cape Palmas, Africa, which office he declined. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1878. :

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