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RIGHTER, Chester Newell, missionary, born in Parsippany, Morris County, New Jersey, 25 September, 1824 ; died in Diarbekir, Turkey, 16 December, 1856. He was graduated at Yale in 1846, and subsequently studied theology at New Haven and Andover. After travelling in Europe for his health, he was ordained, 22 September, 1854, and sailed for the Levant the same year, where, on his arrival, he acted as an agent of the American Bible society. Extracts from his letters and journals will be found in "The Bible in the Levant; or, The Life and Letters of the Reverend C. N. Righter, Agent of the American Bible Society in the Levant," by Reverend Samuel I. Prime, D. D. (New York, 1859).
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