Torrey, Joseph, Dd

Torrey, Joseph, D.D.

a Congregational divine, was born at Rowley, Mass., Feb. 2, 1797; and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1816. After studying theology at Andover, he became in 1819 pastor of a Congregational Church at Royalton, Vt. In 1827 he accepted the professorship of Greek and Latin in the University of Vermont, which position he retained until 1842, when he was chosen professor of intellectual and moral philosophy. This chair he occupied until his death, at Burlington, Vt., Nov. 26,1867. He was president of the university from 1863 to 1865. Mr. Torrey was the author of a posthumous volume of Lectures: — A Theory of Art (1875): — editor of the Remains of President James Marsh (1843): — Select Sermons of President Worthington Smith (1861); to both of which he prefixed carefully prepared Memoirs: — and translator of Neander's General History of' the Christian: Religion and Church (Boston, 1854, 5 vols.). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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