Smith, Albert, Dd

Smith, Albert, D.D., a Congregational minister and teacher, was born in Milton, Vt., Feb. 15, 1804. In 1826 he went to Hartford, Colin., and began a course of study preparatory to entering upon the profession of the law. He soon after experienced a change of heart, which also brought a change in his views of life, and led him to turn his attention to the ministry. He graduated at Middlebury College, Vt., in 1831; also at Andover Theological Seminary in 1835; and in 1836, having been licensed by Andover Congregational Association, he was ordained by the Congregational Council, and became. pastor of the Congregational Church at Williamstown, Mass. In 1839 he was called to the professorship of languages in Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa., and in 1841 to the chair of rhetoric and oratory in his alma mater at Middlebury, Vt. In 1845 he returned to the ministry, and became pastor of the Church in Vernon, Conn., where he remained till 1854, when, compelled by declining health, he removed to Peru, Ind. In the summer of 1855 he was employed in Duquoin, in the southern part of Illinois, in the service of the Home Missionary Society; and in the fall of that year he settled at Monticello, Il., where he died, April 24, 1863. Dr. Smith was a man of uncommon intellectual power. He was an accurate and eloquent writer, an acute and profound theologian, and a wise, faithful, and affectionate pastor. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1864, p. 321; Congregational Quarterly, 1863, p. 349. (J.L.S.)

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