Wadsworth, Charles, Dd
Wadsworth, Charles, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, May 8, 1814. He graduated from Union College in 1837, and after teaching one year at Canajoharie, N.Y., graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1840. He was ordained pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Troy, N.Y., February 17, 1842; in 1850 was called to the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which, under his charge, became large, influential, and flourishing; in 1862 he accepted a call to the Calvary Church, San Francisco, California; in 1869 returned to Philadelphia as pastor of the Third Reformed (Dutch) Church, which in 1873 united with the Immanuel Presbyterian Church. He died in Philadelphia, April 1, 1882. Dr.Wadsworth was an earnest, eloquent preacher, and had few equals in the pulpit. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 39. (W.P.S.)