Dorr, Benjamin, Dd

Dorr, Benjamin, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal divine, was born at Salisbury, Massachusetts, March 22, 1796, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1817, after which he studied law and then theology. He was ordained deacon in 1820 and presbyter in 1823. He was rector of the united churches of Lansingburg and. Waterford, N.Y., from 1820 to 1829; rector of Trinity Church, Utica, until 1835; and general agent for the domestic committee of the Board of Missions until 1837, when he became rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia. He died September 18, 1869. His publications include, History of the Pocket Prayer-book (written by itself): — Churchman's Manual: — Prophecies and Types: — Invitation to the Holy Communion: — Travels in the East, and other works. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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