Passmore, Joseph C, Dd

Passmore, Joseph C., D.D., an American clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Lancaster, Pa., and was a descendant of the Rev. S. Cook, a missionary of the Virginia Society for Propagating the Gospel, at Shrewsbury, N.J., in 1776. Passmore was educated at Dr. Muhlenberg's school, Flushing, N.Y. He studied law, and removed to Vicksburg, Miss. At the age of twenty-six he was chosen professor of rhetoric and philosophy in St. James College, Maryland, and remained as professor and vice-rector eighteen years. He was ordained deacon by bishop Whittingham in 1848, and priest by the same bishop, in Grace Church. Elk Ridge Landing, June 3, 1849. In. 1862 he accepted a professorship at Racine (Wis.) College, and later added to this task the rectory of St. John's, Elkhorn, Wis. He died at Racine Aug. 12, 1866. He published a Poem, and a Life of Bishop Butler, and also edited an edition of his Sermons; with a preface. A sketch of the life of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Bowman in vol. 14 of the Church Review is from his penl, and bears the marks of his scholarly tastes and his pure and noble spirit. See Amer. Ch. Rev. 1866, p.487; Appleton's Annual Cyclop. 1866, p. 612.

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