Dickinson, Baxter, Dd
Dickinson, Baxter, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Amherst, Massachusetts, April 14, 1795. He united with the Congregational Church there in 1811; graduated from Yale College in 1817, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1821; was pastor of the Congregational Church in Longmeadow, from 1823 to 1829; of the Third Presbyterian Church in Newark, N.J., from 1829 to 1835; professor in Lane Theological Seminary from 1835 to 1839; in Auburn Theological Seminary from 1839 to 1847; in Andover Theological Seminary in 1848; secretary of the American and Foreign Christian Union, Boston, Mass., from 1850 to 1859; resided at Lake Forest, Illinois, from 1859 to 1868. and thereafter in Brooklyn, N.Y., until his death, December 7, 1875. Dr. Dickinson was one of the acknowledged leaders in the New-school Presbyterian Church, and was moderator of the assembly of that Church in Philadelphia, in 1839. He was a man of fine scholarship, a thorough teacher, and a preacher of unusual ability. See Presbyterian, December 18, 1875; Genesis Cat. of Auburn Theol. Sem. 1883, page 257.