Mcconaughy, David, Dd, Lld

Mcconaughy, David, D.D., LL.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born in Menallen township, York County, Pa., Sept. 29, 1775, and graduated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, in 1795; studied theology for two years; was licensed in 1797, and preached frequently as a missionary in Philadelphia and New York; accepted a call from the United Christians of Upper Marsh Creek and Conewago in 1800, and remained pastor till 1832. During this connection he visited Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York in behalf of the Gettysburg Church, and as a minister and a teacher rendered important services. At an early period he interested himself much in the cause of temperance by appointing meetings, preaching, and forming a society, of which he himself was president. He removed to Washington in 1832 to the presidency of the college, which he resigned in 1849. He died Jan. 29, 1852. Dr. McConaughy published A Brief Summary and Outline of Moral Science (1838): — Discourses, chiefly Biographical, of Persons eminent in Sacred History (1850, 8vo): — Two Tracts on the Doctrine of the Trinity and on Infant Baptism Sermons and Addresses. See Sprague, Annals, 4:199.

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