Richards, John, Dd
Richards, John, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Farmington, Connecticut, May 14, 1797. He graduated at Yale College in 1821; at Andover Theological Seminary in 1824; was for a year agent for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; pastor at Woodstock, Vermont, from 1827 to 1831; associate editor of the Vermont Chronicle from 1831 to 1837, and pastor of the Church at Dartmouth College from 1841 until his death, at Hanover, N.H., March 29, 1859. "Dr. Richards was a comprehensive scholar, faithful to Christ, and heartily devoted to the best interests of mankind. No man ever questioned his learning, integrity, and piety." See Cong. Quarterly, 1859, page 316.