Morrison, John Hunter, Dd

Morrison, John Hunter, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Wallkill Township, Orange Co., N.Y., June 29, 1806. He studied at Bloomfield Academy, N.J.; graduated from Princeton College in 1834; and from the theological seminary there in 1837; and was ordained the same year. Soon after, he sailed for India, and thenceforward his whole ministerial life was spent in the foreign missionary work, in connection with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, including two brief visits to his native land. During one of these, in 1863, he was elected moderator of the General Assembly. It was at his suggestion, while in India, that the first week of January was set apart for united prayer for the conversion of the world to Christ. He lived and labored successively at Allahabad, Agra, Sabathu, Simla, Ambala, Lahore, Rawal Pindi, Dehra Doon, and died at the last-named place, Sept. 16,1881. Dr. Morrison was a man of rare devotion to his work. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 36.

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