Junkin, George, Dd, Lld
Junkin, George, D.D., LL.D.
a Presbyterian minister of note, was born in Kingston, Cumberland Comity, Pa., Nov. 1, 1790, entered Jefferson College in 1809, and graduated in 1813. While at college he was converted (1811), and upon the completion of his collegiate studies he entered at once on a theological course of study under Dr. John M. Mason in New York city, was ordained at Gettysburg, Pa. in 1818, and remained in the pastorate, though teaching and editing a paper a part of the time, till 1830. He was principal of Pennsylvania Manual Labor Academy at Germantown, Pa., from 1830 to 1832; president of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., from 1832 to 1841; president of Miami University from 1841 to 1844; Was then recalled to the presidency of Lafayette College; and was president of Washington College, Lexington, Va., from 1848 to 1861, when, on the secession of Virginia, he left the college, his home, and his property. Lafayette College thereafter honored him with an Emeritus professorship. He died May 20,1868. "Dr. Junkin for many years maintained a great influence in the Church courts, sustained by his thorough knowledge of every subject on which he attempted to speak, and the keen logic with which he exposed the fallacies in the arguments of his opponents. In 1844 he was moderator of the General Assembly. In 1833 he received the degree of D.D. from Jefferson College, and in 1856 that of LL.D. from Rutgers College. Dr. Junkin performed an amazing amount of work in his lifetime. His preaching record shows that he delivered a larger number of sermons than most pastors do, while his toils in building up and reviving colleges, in laborious agencies, in ecclesiastical labors in the Church courts, in the professor's chair, at the editor's desk, and through the press, in his numerous books, sermons, and essays, make us wonder how he could find the time and endure the labor of doing so much." He published The Educator, a periodical, in 1838; The Vindication, containing a history of the trial of the Rev. Albert Barnes by the Second Presbytery and by the Synod of Philadelphia, in 1836; A Treatise on Justifcation, in 1839; The Little Stone and the Great Image, or Lectures on the Prophecies, in 1844; The Great Apostasy, a sermon on Romanism, in 1853; Political Fallacies, in 1862; A Treatise on Sanctification, in 1864; and The Tabernacle, or the Gospel according to Moses. in 1865. See Index volume (No. 2) to Princeton Review, p. 226 sq.