Cummings, Asa, Dd
Cummings, Asa, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Andover, Massachusetts, September 29, 1790. He graduated from Harvard College in 1817, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1820; was ordained pastor at Yarmouth, Maine, in 1821, where he remained until 1829, and then removed to Portland, as proprietor and editor of the Christian Mirror. Here, for thirty years, he labored most faithfully, and by his pen, through the columns of his paper, he was the instrument of largely increasing the efficiency of the Congregational churches of the state. He wrote the interesting and useful Memoirs of Edward Payson. His death occurred suddenly, on the steamer George Law, on his way home from Aspinwall, June 5 or 6, 1856. See Boston Advertiser July 16, 1856; Trien. Cat. of Andover Theol. Sem. 1870, page 41. (J.C.S.)