Rice, Benjamin Holt, Dd

Rice, Benjamin Holt, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Bedford County, Virginia, November 29, 1782. He was licensed by the Orange Presbytery, September 28, 1810; in 1814 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, Virginia, where he remained for fifteen years; in 1832 was elected secretary of the Home Missionary Society; in 1833 was chosen, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, N.J., where he remained, discharging his duties faithfully for fourteen years, and then became pastor of the church near Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia. He died January 24, 1856. Dr. Rice possessed superior powers as a preacher. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:625.

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