Ralston, James Grier, Dd, Lld
Ralston, James Grier, D.D., LL.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1815. He graduated from Washington College in 1838, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1842, having been licensed meanwhile as a preacher. On account of his weak lungs he was engaged in teaching most of his life, but organized a church at Conshohocken, near Philadelphia, in 1845, and the same year founded the Oakland Female Institute at Norristown, Pennsylvania, of which he continued the head, with a period of intermission (1874-77), until his death, November 10, 1880. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1881, page 61; Nevin, Presb. Escyclop. s.v.