Sheldon, George, Dd
Sheldon, George, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, October 12, 1813. He graduated from Williams College in 1835, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1838. He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church near Charleston, S.C., from 1840 to 1843, and was afterwards chosen district secretary of the American Bible Society for New Jersey and Delaware, which office he filled for thirty years. It may be said his life was spent in organizing means for the dissemination of the Holy Scriptures, and in the discharge of his duties he displayed great energy, wisdom, and executive ability. He was much esteemed by the citizens of Princeton, where he resided twenty years. He died there, June 16, 1881. See N.Y. Observer, June 23, 1881. (W.P.S.)