Westcott, Lorenzo

Westcott, Lorenzo a Presbyterian minister, was born in Southern New Jersey, and belonged to a large connection known in that part of the state. He was a graduate of Princeton College and entered the Theological Seminary in 1852, where he remained three years and graduated. He was ordained in Green Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, R.I. and was installed pastor of the Church at Warrior Run, Pa., in 1859. He was called to a professorship in Lincoln University in 1865, and remained at that post until transferred to a professorship in Howard University. He was deeply interested in the education and elevation of the colored race in this country, and gave to this important matter his stores of learning and unceasing labors. He died at Germantown, June, 1879. See Presbyterian, June 14, 1879. (W.P.S.)

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