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CAMPBELL, John Nicholson, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 3Iarch, 1798; died in Albany, New York, 27 March, 1864. He was a pupil of James Ross, a celebrated teacher of Philadelphia, and at an early age entered the University of Pennsylvania, but was never graduated. He studied theology with Rev. Ezra Stiles, and afterward in Virginia, where he was for a few months teacher of languages in Hampden-Sidney College. On 10 May, 1817, he was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Hanover, Virginia, and in 1820 was chosen chaplain to congress. After preaching in Petersburg, Virginia, and Newbern, North Carolina, he became in 1823 the assistant of Rev. Dr. Balch, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, and in 1825 accepted a call to the pastorate of the New York avenue Presbyterian church, Washington, District of Columbia, where his eloquence and ability soon gathered a large congregation. He was at this time one of the most active managers of the American colonization society, He was called to the 1st Presbyterian church in Albany, New York, in 1831, and remained there until his death. He was also for more than twenty years one of the regents of the University of the state of New York. Dr. Campbell was a man of quick perception, tenacious memory, great decision of character, and of courteous and dignified manners. He possessed great executive ability, was an eloquent preacher, and an able writer. He published sermons and addresses, and wrote reports of the board of regents.
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