Spencer, William H

Spencer, William H.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Madison, Conn., Oct. 13, 1813. He was educated in the University of New York; graduated at the Theological Seminary of Auburn, N.Y., in 1845; was licensed by Genesee Presbytery, and ordained by Utica Presbytery as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Utica, N.Y., the same year. After spending some years there, he accepted a call to Milwaukee, Wis.; subsequently became the secretary of the Presbyterian Publication Committee in Philadelphia; then returned to pastoral labor in the city of Rock Island, Ill.; and more recently in Chicago, where he was pastor of the Westminster Church at the time of his death, Feb. 16, 1861. Mr. Spencer possessed fine mental powers, was eminently public spirited, and loyal to the Church. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p, 196.

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