Skinner, Thomas Harvey, Dd, Lld
Skinner, Thomas Harvey, D.D., LL.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Harvey's Neck, Perquimans Co., N.C., March 7, 1791. He graduated at Princeton in 1809, and commenced the study of law in his native state. After pursuing this study for eighteen months, he experienced religion, and determined to preach. He returned to Princeton, where he remained one year. The year 1812 was mainly spent with Rev. John McDowell at Elizabeth, N.J., and he was licensed to preach in December of that year. He was ordained co-pastor with Dr. Janeway, Philadelphia, June 10, 1813, and in, 1816 became pastor of the Fifth Presbyterian Church in Locust Street. He remained in Philadelphia until 1832, when he accepted the chair of Sacred Rhetoric in Andover Seminary. He occupied. this for three years, and then became pastor of the Mercer Street Church, New York. After thirteen years of service he became professor of sacred theology in the Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., and continued to discharge the duties of this professorship until his death, Feb. 1, 1871. He published, Religion of the Bible (1839): — Aid in Preaching and Hearing (1839): — Hints to Christians (1841): — Thoughts on Evangelizing the World: — Religious Life of Francis Markoe: — Vinet's Pastoral Theology, and Vinet's Homiletics (1854): — Discussions in Theology (1868). See Plumley, Presb. Church throughout the World, p. 410.