Lampman, Lewis - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1866
After leaving college, he spent one year at Union Theological Seminary in New York. During this period he acted as a private tutor to several students, and, in this capacity, accompanied one of them abroad. When he returned in 1869 he completed his course at the seminary, and on November 10, 1870, was ordained by the Nassau Presbytery.
He had been called to the First Presbyterian Church at Jamaica, Long Island, in July, 1870, and remained there as its pastor until November 18, 1888. For the next eighteen years he held the pastorate of the High Street Presbyterian Church of Newark, N. J. On November 25, 1906, he retired from the active ministry and had since made his home at Coxsackie, where he managed a farm.
He was in the habit of spending the winter in Florida. Dr. Lampman drew the original overture to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church for a revision of the Confession of Faith, which precipitated a long controversy, and all through that long struggle he was a member of the executive committee of the Liberal movement.
In 1893 he received the degree of D D. from New York University, and in 1894 he was elected a director of Union Theological Seminary. He served as a director of the National Bank of Coxsackie for ten years, and made addresses on various public occasions. Since 1895 he had been a member of the Century Association of New York.
Born February 5, 1843, a t Coxsackie, N. Y. Died August 29, 1918, at Coxsackie, N. Y.
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