Macleod, Norman, Dd

Macleod, Norman, D.D.

a Scotch Presbyterian minister, was born June 3, 1812, at Campbelton, a seaport of Scotland. He was educated at a school in Morven, and at Glasgow University, where he was exceedingly popular. In 1837 he obtained his first ministerial charge, the parish of Loudoun, in Ayrshire, which he served for five years. About this period the disruption of the Scotch Kirk took place, and in the controversy which preceded and followed, Mr. Macleod took an active part. He adhered to the Established Church of Scotland, and in 1843 was appointed to the parish of Dalkeith. In July 1851, he was inducted minister of the Barony parish, Glasgow, which contained 37,000 souls. At that time he assumed the editorship of Good Words, designed as a popular periodical, with a spirit and aim decidedly Christian. Of his journey to the Holy Land in 1867, he gave a full account in his Eastward. He was also the author of several other popular works. In 1862 he was chosen by the General Assembly to represent the Church in India; and his reception, when he returned, was very warm. He was unanimously elected by the General Assembly to the office of moderator, in 1869. From 1871 his health gradually declined, and he died June 16, 1872. Dr. Macleod was a genial, large-hearted man, whose untiring energy and Christian philanthrophy placed him in the first rank of public benefactors. See (Lond.) Christian Observer, December, 1876, page 907; Memoir, by his brother (Lond. 1876).

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