Loomis, Harmon, Dd
Loomis, Harmon, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Georgia, Vermont, October 26, 1805. He received his preparatory education at St. Albans' Academy, and at a high school in his native place; graduated from the University of Vermont in 1832, and in the same year entered Andover Theological Seminary, where he spent two years. He was licensed to preach by the Northwestern Congregational Association of Vermont, October 10, 1834. In 1835 he entered Princeton Seminary, but left in January, 1836, and became stated supply of the Union Presbyterian Church, New York city. He was ordained by a Congregational Council at Vergennes, Vermont, August 31, 1836. Soon after he accepted the position of chaplain for the American Seaman's-Friend Society of New York, and began preaching to seamen in New Orleans, January 8, 1837. This he did four years, spending his summers in the North and raising funds for the society. From 1841 to 1845 he preached as stated supply to the Presbyterian Church at Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. In the last-named year he entered upon the duties of corresponding secretary of the American Seaman's Friend Society, in New York, and continued in that office till 1871. He died in Brooklyn, January 19, 1880. Dr. Loomis published a number of volumes and pamphlets, and did much to promote the temperance cause. He was a man of sincere and earnest piety. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1880, page 25.