Vinton, Alexander Hamilton, Dd
Vinton, Alexander Hamilton, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Providence, R.I., May 2, 1807. He studied medicine at New Haven, Connecticut, and practiced as a physician from 1828 to 1832. He then studied theology in the Protestant Episcopal Seminary in New York city, and was ordained in 1835. For about a year he was pastor of a church at Portland, Maine, and from 1836 to 1842 was stationed at Providence, R.I. From 1842 to 1858 he was a pastor in Boston, Massachusetts. He then went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, remaining in that city until 1861. He next became rector of St. Mark's Church, New York city, until 1869, when he went to Boston as rector of Emanuel Church, and later was a professor in the Protestant Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. He died there, April 26, 1881. Dr. Vinton published a volume of Sermons (1855) and several separate discourses and addresses.