Tyng, Stephen Higginson, Dd

Tyng, Stephen Higginson, D.D.

an eminent Protestant Episcopal divine, was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, March 1, 1800, being the son of Hon. Dudley Atkins, but assumed the name of his relative, James Tyng, whose estate he inherited. He graduated at Harvard College in 1817; engaged for some time in commercial pursuits; afterwards studied theology; was ordained in 1821; and was rector successively in Georgetown, D.C. (1821-23); in St. Anne's Parish, Maryland. (1823-29); in St. Paul's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1829-33); in the Church of the Epiphany in the same city (1833-45); and thereafter in St. George's, New York city, until 1878, when, on account of failing health, he was made pastor emeritus. He died at Irvington, N.J., September 4, 1885. Dr. Tyng was one of the most evangelical, popular, and useful preachers of his denomination. He was editor at different times of The Episcopal Recorder, The Theological Repository, and The Protestant Churchman, while he was also the author of several religious and homiletical works, including observations made during a visit to Europe.

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