Mcvickar, John, Dd

Mcvickar, John, D.D.

an eminent clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at New York in 1787, and was educated at Columbia College (class of 1804), and at Cambridge University, England. He entered the ministry in 1811 as rector at Hyde Park, N. Y., and remained there until 1817, when he was appointed professor of moral philosophy, rhetoric, and belles-lettres in Columbia College. The duties of this position he discharged until 1857, when ill-health obliged him to retire from active duties. In recognition of his services he was created Emeritus professor. He also acted as chaplain on Governor's Island. He died at Bloomingdale, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1868. Dr. McVickar was the author of several valuable works; among them the following deserve our notice: Early Years of Bishop Hobart (1834): — The Professional Years of Bishop Hobart (1836): — A Memoir of the Rev. Edmund D. Griffins, appended to the "Remains of the Rev. E. D. Griffins" (1831. 2 vols. 8vo). See Life of the Rev. John McVickar, D.D., by W. A. McVickar (N.Y. 1871); New Amer. Cyclop, 1868; Drake, Dict. Amer. Biog. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. Brit, and Amer. Authors, 2:1198.

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