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BUDD, Charles Henry, physician, born in Pemberton, New Jersey, 8 December, 1822; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 October, 1880. He was educated at Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he began to practice in Darby, Pennsylvania At the beginning of the civil war he received an appointment at the Chestnut Hill hospital, and afterward at the Nice-town hospital, Philadelphia. Subsequent to the war he practiced medicine in Jenkintown, but soon was elected to the chair of chemistry and natural science in Franklin-Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Later he became professor of natural history in Girard College, Philadelphia. where he continued until his death. He was early a member of the academy of natural sciences, and an active participator in its work. Possessed of considerable mechanical skill, he constructed scientific instruments, and also devised several processes that have since become of commercial value. BUDINGTON, William Ires, clergyman, born in New Haven, Connecticut,25 April, 1815; died in Brooklyn, New York, 29 November, 1879. He was graduated at Yale in 1834, and studied theology in New Haven and at Andover, where he was graduated in 1839. In April, 1840, he was installed as pastor of the First church in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and remained there until 1854, when he removed to Philadelphia. He intended to enter upon a pastorate there, but changed his plans in consequence of the death of his wife. In December of the same year he accepted a call to the Clintou Avenue Congregational church in Brooklyn. The church flourished under his charge, and he became a leader in the denomination. In maintaining orthodoxy and resisting innovations, his congregation supported him. His death was caused by a cancer, from which he suffered for two years. Dr. Budington's publications were the "History of the First Church of Charlestown" (1845); a sermon on "Patriotism and the Pulpit," delivered at the anniversary of the American educational society of Boston in 1861 : an address on "The Relations of Science to Religion," delivered at Yale College in 1871 ; and "Responsive Worship" (New York, 1874).
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