Crane, John R, Dd
Crane, John R., D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Newark, N.J., April 16, 1787. He graduated from Princeton College in 1805; studied law in Newark for over two years; but in the winter of 1807 was converted, and soon afterwards entered the Andover Theological Seminary. Being licensed in 1812 by the Presbytery of New Jersey, he preached in Danbury, Connecticut; and afterwards in the Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; but was twice temporarily laid aside by lung disease. November 4, 1818, he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church, Middletown, Connecticut, where he served until his death, August 17, 1853. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2:562.