The Biographical Dictionary of America/Armstrong, Richard

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ARMSTRONG, Richard, missionary, was born in Northumberland county, Pa., Sept. 19, 1805. He was graduated from Dickinson college and Princeton theological seminary, and went to the Sandwich Islands in 1832 as a missionary. He served the missions at Nukahiva and Walluka, and in 1840 succeeded Hiram Bingham at Honolulu. He attained not a little distinction, and was chosen minister of instruction by the Hawaiian government. He was also appointed president of the board of education, and later he acted as privy councillor. He died suddenly, from accident, in Honolulu, Sept. 23, 1860.