Popkin, John Snelling, Dd
Popkin, John Snelling, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born June 19, 1771, in Boston, Mass. He graduated at Harvard College in 1792, and held the office of tutor of Greek from 1795 to 1798. Having entered the ministry, he was ordained pastor of the Federal Street Church, Boston, July 16, 1799, which charge he resigned in 1802, and became pastor of the First Parish in Newburgh Sept. 19, 1804. In 1815 he was elected professor of Greek in Harvard College, and served until 1826, when he accepted the professorship of Greek literature. He resigned it in 1833, and lived in retirement until his death, March 2, 1852. Dr. Popkin published Three Lectures on Liberal Education (1836), and a number of occasional sermons. Some of his lectures and sermons, with a Life by Prof. Felton, were published in 1852. See Sprague, Annals, 2, 434; North Amer. Rev. 1875, p. 473; Christian Examiner, vol. 53.