Fisher, Samuel Ware, Dd, Lld

Fisher, Samuel Ware, D.D., LL.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Morristown, N.J., April 5, 1814. His father was an eminent Presbyterian minister in that town, his church being one of the largest in the state. Samuel graduated at Yale College in 1835; studied theology two years at Princeton, N.J., and one year at Union Seminary, New York. Shortly afterwards he was ordained pastor in West Bloomfield, N.J. Here he remained a little more than four years, and then was installed, October 13, 1843, over the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Albany, N.Y. From Albany he removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, and became pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church and successor of Dr. Lyman Beecher, entering upon the duties of his office in April 1847. Here he had a brilliant and eminently successful ministry. A series of sermons preached by him to young men, Three Great Temptations, published in 1852, went through six editions. In the fall of 1858 he was inaugurated president of Hamilton College, N.Y., and remained in office eight years. He was installed pastor of the Westminster Church of Utica, November 15, 1867, and remained four years in that position. His death took place at College Hill, near Cincinnati, Ohio, January 18, 1874. See Biog. Encyclop. of Ohio, page 55; Genesis Cat. of Union Theol. Sem. 1876, page 13. (J.C.S.)

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