Wheeler, John, Dd

Wheeler, John, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Grafton, Vt., March 11,:1798. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1816; and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1819. In 1821 he was ordained over the Church at Windsor, Vt., where he took high rank as a pulpit orator. At the age of twenty-six he declined the presidency of-the University of Vermont; but nine years after, upon the resignation of president Marsh, he accepted the honor. From this time his best energies were devoted to the university. He raised up friends for it, carried it through seasons of trial, and elevated the standard of scholarship. He resigned in 1848, and died at Burlington, April 16, 1862. Dr. Wheeler published several Sermons and Discourses, especially that before the Porter Rhetorical Society of Andover Theological Seminary in 1834. See Cong. Quar. 1862, p. 307.

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