Taft, George, Dd
Taft, George, D.D.
an Episcopal minister, was born at Mendon, Mass., Aug. 27,1791, and was a graduate of Brown University, in the class of 1815. He pursued his theological studies under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Crocker, rector of St. John's Church, Providence, R. I., and was ordained a deacon by bishop Griswold, March 7, 1818, and a presbyter, Sept. 2,1819. He became rector of St. Paul's Church in Pawtucket, R. I., in October, 1820, continuing for a time to teach in a school in Providence with which he had been connected for several years. Such double service not being altogether satisfactory to his bishop, he gave a gentle hint to the parish of St. Paul's that "he had not ordained their minister to keep school;" and he thenceforth devoted himself with great zeal and success to his work as a minister of the Gospel until his death, which occurred at Pawtucket, Dec. 11,1869. His ministry was a little over fifty years in duration. (J.C.S.)