Wilson, Bird, Dd, Lld
Wilson, Bird, D.D., LL.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Carlyle, Pa., in 1777. He graduated at Philadelphia College in 1792; studied law, and became president-judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the seventh Circuit of Pennsylvania in'1802; was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal. Church in 1819; was rector of St. John's Church, Norristown, Pa., from 1819 to 1821; professor of systematic divinity in the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in New York from 1821 to 1850, and emeritus professor from 1850 until his death, April 14,1859. He published Memoirs of the Life of the Right Rev. William White, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of Pennsylvania, and edited Abridgment of the Law, by Matthew Bacon (1811-13), and the Works of the Hon. James Wilson, LL. D. (1803-4). See a Memorial (1864) by W. White Bronson.