Gunn, Alexander, Dd

Gunn, Alexander, D.D.

a distinguished minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born August 13, 1785. He graduated from. Columbia College in 1805, and prepared for the ministry under Dr. Henry Kollock of Princeton, and Dr. John Rodgers of New York. In 1809 he was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, and the same year took charge of the Churchat Bloomingdale. He died October 1, 1829. An accomplished gentleman, amiable, prudent, and a peace- maker, he was also noted for his conscientious piety and entire devotion to his work. His talents as a writer and preacher were of a very high order. Imaginative and cultivated, with good taste, ample learning, and fine abilities, he was among the most popular pulpit orators of New York. He wielded a powerful pen as a theological writer, and took a conspicuous part in some of the exciting controversies of his time, The General Synod, in 1825, appointed him. to write the biography of the late Reverend John H. Livingston, D.D. See Magazine of the Ref. Dutch Church, December 1829, page 257; Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v. (W.J.R.T.)

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