Smith, Edward Dunlap, Dd
Smith, Edward Dunlap, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Greenwich, N.J., September 17, 1802. He graduated from Princeton College in 1822, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1826; was licensed the same year; employed as a home missionary in Georgia in 1828 and 1829, and served as chaplain of the University of Virginia in 1830. In 1831 he was ordained pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Washington, D.C., which church he served until 1835. During his pastorate in Washington he was chaplain of the House of Representatives. He next became pastor of the Eighth Street Presbyterian Church, New York city, where he remained until 1842, when he accepted the pastorate of the Chelsea Church, in the same city, and toiled, there faithfillly until his death, March 28, 1883. Dr. Smith was a fine scholar and an able preacher, but his excessive modesty, amounting to timidity, always kept him in the background. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1883, page 75. (W.P.S.)