Colton, Calvin, Dd
Colton, Calvin, D.D.
was born in Longmeadow, Mass., and graduated at Yale College in 1812. He studied divinity at Andover, and was ordained a Presbyterian clergyman in 1815, when he settled at Batavia, N. Y., where he preached until 1826, at which time he lost his voice, and thenceforth devoted his time to writing for periodicals. He traveled in Europe for several years, returning to New York in 1835, when he took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church. After this he turned his attention to political subjects, and from 1838 to 1842 wrote many pamphlets. He held for some years before his death the chair of Political Economy in Trinity College, Hartford. Among his theological writings are The Genius and Mission of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States (12mo); The Religious State of the Country (12mo). He died at Savannah, March 20, 1857.