Lacey, William B, Dd

Lacey, William B., D.D., a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born about 1781. He entered the ministry in 1813 as missionary of Chenango County, N.Y.; in 1818 he became rector of St. Peter's Church, Albany. He labored there upwards of twenty years. his ministration being crowned with great success. Subsequently he became professor in the University of Pennsylvania, and president of a college at Laceyville, Pa. He died October 31, 1866. Dr. Lacey wrote a number of text-books for schools and colleges which were deservedly popular in their day. particularly his Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy. During the last ten years of his life he employed his leisure hours in revising a History of the English Church prior to the Time of the A Monk Augustin, and some of his choicest sermons and other MSS. See Amn. Ch. Rev. 1867, p. 647.

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