Whedon, Daniel Denison, Dd, Lld
Whedon, Daniel Denison, D.D., LL.D.
an eminent Methodist Episcopal divine, was born at Onondaga, N.Y., March 20, 1808. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1828; studied law in Rochester for a year, and then became teacher in Cazenovia Seminary; in 1831 tutor in his alnza mater; in 1833 professor of languages in Wesleyan University, Connecticut; in 1834 joined the New York Conference; in 1842 was transferred to the Troy Conference, and stationed in 1843 at Pittsfield, Massachusetts; in 1845 became professor of rhetoric in the University of Michigan; in 1855 pastor at Jamaica, L.I.; in 1856 editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review, a position which he retained until 1884. He died at Atlantic Highlands, N.J., June 8, 185. Dr. Whedon was noted for his incisive, vigorous style, both as preacher and writer, and was remarkably powerful in controversy. He wrote very largely for the denominational press, and prominent among his works are a Treatise on the Will (New York, 1864), and a Commentary on the New Test. (1860-80, 5 volumes, 12mo). See Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, 1882, page 29:656.