The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, William (clergyman)

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ADAMS, William (1807-80). An American Presbyterian clergyman. He was born at Colchester, Conn., graduated at Yale in 1827, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1830. He became pastor of the Congregational church, Brighton, Mass., in 1831, and of the Broome Street Presbyterian church in New York City in 1834 (out of which the Madison Square Presbyterian church was formed in 1853), and there he ministered till in 1873 he became president of Union Theological Seminary (New York) and professor of sacred rhetoric. He died at Orange Mountain, N. J., August 31, 1880. He was moderator of the New School Presbyterian General Assembly in 1852. He published several volumes of discourses.