Storrs, Charles Bakus

Storrs, Charles Bakus, an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born at Longmeadow, Mass.; May 15, 1794. He pursued his preparatory studies privately, and at Munson Academy; was a member of Princeton College, but did not graduate, owing to ill health; was licensed to preach by the Long Island Presbytery in 1813; graduated at Andover Theological Seminary in 1820, and proceeded immediately to South Carolina, where he was ordained as an evangelist by the Charleston Congregational Association, Feb. 2, 1821; was occupied as a missionary in the states of South Carolina and Georgia for a year and a half, when ill health again compelled him to rest; was stationed from 1822 to 1828 as a missionary at Ravenna, the county seat of Portage, where he gathered and built up a, large church; accepted the professorship of theology in the Western Reserve College in 1828, and the presidency in 1831. He died Sept. 15, 1833. The only production of Mr. Storrs's pen was his Address on the Occasion of his Induction to the Presidency of the Western Reserve College (1831). He was possessed of rich mental endowments, which eminently qualified him for the president's chair and the pulpit. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4, 487; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Amer. Quar. Reg. 6, 84. (J.L.S.)

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