Tefft, Benjamin Franklin, Dd, Lld
Tefft, Benjamin Franklin, D.D., LL.D.
a Methodist Episcopal divine, was born near Utica, N.Y., August 20, 1813. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1835, became successively teacher and preacher in New England until 1843, thereafter professor in Indiana Asbury University, in 1846 editor of The Ladies' Repository, from 1852 to 1862 teacher and pastor in New York and Maine, from 1862 to 1865 engaged in United States commissions abroad and at home, in 1866 pastor at Portland, Maine, in 1873 editor of the Northern Border, having assumed the position of a local preacher, and died at Bangor, Maine, September 17, 1885. He published several works, the latest of which was an elaborate volume on Evolution. See Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, 1883, pages 9, 645.