Magoon, Elias Lyman, Dd

Magoon, Elias Lyman, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born at Lebanon, N.H., October 20, 1810. He graduated from Waterville College, Maine, in 1836, and from Newton Theological Seminary in 1839; was settled over a church at Richmond, Virginia, for six years, until the division of his church on the question of slavery led him to resign. He next served a church in Cincinati, Ohio, until 1849, when he took charge of a church in New York city. In 1857-67 he was pastor of a church in Albany, in 1867-84 pastor of the Broad Street Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He retired from the pulpit in 1884, and died, November 20, 1886. Dr. Magoon published, Eloquence of the Colonial Times (1847): — Orators of the American Revolution (1848): — Proverbs for the People (eod.): — Living Orators in America (1849): — Republican Christianity (eod.): — Westward Empire (1856).

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