Mcmaster, Erasmus D
McMaster, Erasmus D.
D.D., a noted Presbyterian divine, was born in Pennsylvansia. Feb. 4, 1806; gralduated at Union College, N.Y., in 1827; was licensed to preach in 1829; was ordained in 1831, and made pastor at Ballston, N. Y.; was president of the South Hanover College, Indiana, from 1838 to 1845, and of Miami University, Ohio, from 1845 to 1849: was professor of systematic theology in the New Alban Theological Seminary from 1849 to 1866; and was then appointed to the same chair in the theological seminary of the Northwest. He died at Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 10, 1866. Possessed of a vigorous and thoroughly cultured mind and a well-balanced judgment, McMaster succeeded in all he attempted. "His expositions of Scripture and his religious addresses and sermons were exceedingly rich and instructive, and held the attention of all his hearers; while his influence over his students was unbounded." He published several sermons and addresses, and minor theological treatises. See Drake, Dict. Amer. Biog. v. s.; New Amer. Cyclop. 1866, p. 463.