Engles, Joseph Patterson, Dd

Engles, Joseph Patterson, D.D

was born in Philadelphia January 3, 1793. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in July, 1811. In 1813 he was appointed co-master of the grammar-school in the same institution with Reverend Dr. S.B. How. In 1817, Reverend Dr. S.B. Wylie and Mr. Engles founded an academy, under the name of the Classical Institute, which Mr; Engles continued until February, 1845, when he was elected publishing agent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication. He continued in this position until his death. Mr. Engles was a member and elder of the Scots Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, having joined that church at the age of twenty, and very soon after having been chosen an elder of the same. Besides writinig everal smaller volumes for children and youth, he edited an edition of the Greek Testament, with various readings. He died suddenly on the night of April 14, 1861, of a disease of the heart from which he had been suffering for about a year.

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