Condit, Jonathan Bailey, Dd
Condit, Jonathan Bailey, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, son of the Reverend Aaron Condit, was born at Hanover, N.J., December 16, 1808. He graduated from Princeton College in 1827, and spent the next year in the Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Newark, at Orange, N.J., in 1830; was ordained in July 1831, by a Congregational Council, as pastor at Long Meadow, Massachusetts, where he remained four years and six months., From September 1835, until May 1838, he held the position of professor of rhetoric in Amherst College. In June 1838, was installed pastor of the Second Congregational Church of Portland, Maine, with which he remained until December 1845. In February 1846, he became pastor of.the Second Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J.; resigned on account of ill health, April 15, 1851; from October of that year to June 1855, was professor of sacred rhetoric and pastoral theology in Lane Theological Seminary; and thereafter, until January 1874, professor in Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1861 he was elected moderator of the General Assembly (new school). He died at Auburn, N.Y., January 1, 1876. Dr. Condit was a man of the loveliest type of Christian character, reminding one of the apostle John by his sweetness, gentleness, and serenity of spirit.. He was eminently courteous and judicious. As a preacher, he was tender, sympathetic, and solemn. As a professor, he was able, instructive, conservative, and- safe in his teachings. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1876, page 17 (W.P.S.)