Holdich, Joseph, Dd

Holdich, Joseph, D.D.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Thorney, near Peterborough, England, April 20,1804. At the age of fourteen he came to the United States; in 1822 joined the Philadelphia Conference, but was transferred to the New York Conference in 1834; in 1836 was elected professor of moral science and belles-lettres at Wesleyan University, which position he held until 1849, when he became corresponding secretary of the American Bible Society, serving until 1878, when the state of his health forced him to retire. He died April 10, 1893. He was the author of a Life of Wilbur Fisk:a Treatise on Political Economy: — and a Bible History. See Minutes of the Annual Conferences (Spring), 1893.

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