Harris, William, Dd (2)

Harris, William, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Springfield, Mass., and passed A.B, at. Harvard College in 1786. He was first licensed as a. minister in the Congregational Church, but, on perusing a compend of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity, his mind and feelings were drawn to the Protestant Episcopal Church, in which he was shortly after ordained. Hethen took charge of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, and in 1802 became rector of St. Mark's, New York. In 1811 he was chosen president of Columbia College. In 1816 he resigned his rectorship, and attended thereafter exclusively to the presidency of the college. He died Oct. 18, 1829. He published several occasional sermons. Sprague, Annals, 5, 383.

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