Dutton, Samuel

Dutton, Samuel W.S., a Congregational minister, son of the Reverend Aaron Dutton (q.v.), was born at Guilford, Connecticut, March 14, 1814, and graduated at Yale College in 1833 with distinguished honor. After three years of teaching, first at Baltimore, and then as rector of the Hopkins Grammar School at New Haven, he became one of the tutors at Yale College, prosecuting at the same time his studies in the theological department of the University. He was ordained pastor of the North Church, in New Haven, in June 1838. He has been widely known by his valuable contributions to the New Englander, and by other occasional publications. His Concio ad clerum, preached and published in 1855, on 'The relation of the atonement to holiness': (the subject being assigned to him by the General Association of Connecticut), was a very able and timely theological treatise, and was highly commended by critics of various schools and denominations." The degree of DD was conferred upon him by Brown University in 1856. Dr. Dutton was a faithful and successful pastor, and a distinguished preacher. For the New Englander he wrote about two articles a year from its commencement to the year of his death. He died pastor of the North Church, January 27, 1866. — The Independent, January 1866; Congregational Quarterly, April 1866.

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