Ogilby, John David, Dd

Ogilby, John David, D.D., an Episcopal minister in America, was born in Dublin Dec. 30, 1810. He graduated in 1829 at Columbia College, New York, where he evinced distinguished talents, and became first rector of the Grammar School. He then engaged in teaching, and contributed as a writer to the advancement of classical learning. In 1832 he was professor of languages in Rutgers College. He was ordained in 1838 to the ministry. In 1841 he held the chair of ecclesiastical history in the General Theological Seminary, New York, and adorned his lectures by the brilliancy of his genius and the extent of his knowledge. He made three voyages to Europe for his health, and died in Paris Feb. 2, 1851, in the hope of a glorious resurrection. He published many works on the classical languages and their study, especially the Latin, and the following are noteworthy of his theological productions: Argument against the Validity of Lay Baptism (1842): — Lectures on the Catholic Church in England and America (1844): — besides several Addresses and Sermons. See Sprague, Annals. of the Amer. Pulpit, v. 760.

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