Dana, Daniel

Dana, Daniel D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Ipswich, Mass., July 24,1771, and was educated at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1788. For several years he was employed as a tutor. In 1793 he was licensed "as a qualified candidate preacher of the Gospel of Christ." In 1794 he was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian church in Newburyport, and after a successful ministry of twenty-six years was transferred to Hanover, New Hampshire, as president of Dartmouth College. He soon withdrew from that position as uncongenial with his feelings, and settled in Londonderry as pastor of the church, where he remained four years and a half. In 1826 he became pastor of the Second Presbyterian church at Newburyport, which position he resigned in 1845, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Dr. Dana was regarded as "one of the most able, devoted, and useful ministers of the period in which he lived." He died August 26, 1859. He edited Gibbon's Memoirs of Pious Women (1802), and Flavel's Works, and published numerous tracts and sermons. — Wilson, Presbyterian Almanac, 1861, p. 84; Princeton Review, Jan. 1867; Sprague, Life of Daniel Dana, D.D. (Boston, 1866).

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