Richards, Jonas De Forest, Lld

Richards, Jonas De Forest, LL.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Hartford, Vt., Dec. 28, 1809. After attending a grammar school, he entered Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1836, and became tutor in Marietta College, O., where he remained but a short time, and then entered Lane Theological Seminary, at Cincinnati, O. From thence he went to New York and entered Union Theological Seminary, where he remained one year, and then matriculated at Andover Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1840, staying long enough at each of these institutions to become acquainted with their policy and modes of instruction. On May 28, 1841, he was ordained and installed pastor of a Church in Charlestown, N.H. After remaining ten years, his pastoral relation was dissolved, and he accepted a call from Chester, Vt., where he remained four years as a stated supply. His next pastorate was Weathersfield, Vt., where he continued five years, at the end of which time he removed to Monroe, Mich., where he remained without charge for three years and returned to Weathersfield. After remaining one year in this place, he went South, and was elected a member of the Alabama Senate, which post he occupied four years, in the meantime being elected to a professorship in the University of Alabama. He died during his professorship, Dec. 2, 1872. (W.P.S.)

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