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OTTS, John Martin Philip, clergyman, born in Union, South Carolina, 7 June, 1838. He was graduated at Davidson college, North Carolina, in 1859, and at the theological seminary at Columbia, South Carolina, in 1862, and was ordained in the spring of 1863 to the ministry of the Presbyterian church. He was pastor at Greensborough, Alabama, till 1867, then at Columbia, Tennessee, till 1873, and next at Wilmington, Delaware, till 1878, when he was called to the Chambers memorial church at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania There he remained till 1885, when he took charge of a church at Talladega, Alabama He has received the degree of D.D. Dr. Otts has contributed largely to the "Southern Presbyterian Review," the "Princeton Review," and other religious magazines and church papers, and is the author of "Nicodemus with Jesus," discussing the functions and mission of Christ (Philadelphia, , 1867); "Light and Life for a Dead World" (1868) ; "The Southern Pen and Pulpit" (Columbia, Tennessee, 1869-'70) ; "Inter Denominational Literature " (New York, 1872); and "The Gospel of Honesty" (Wilmington, 1877). A collected edition of his works is in preparation.
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