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HALSEY, Leroy Jones, clergyman, born in Goochland county, Virginia, 28 January, 1812. His family removed to Huntsville, Alabama, when he was six years of age. He was graduated in 1834 at Nashville university, where he was tutor of ancient languages for two years. He studied theology at Princeton, was licensed in 1840, and preached in Dallas county, Alabama he was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Jackson, Mississippi, from 1843 till 1848, when he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, and for ten velars was pastor of the Chestnut street Presbyterian church. In 1859 he was elected to the chair of pastoral theology, homiletics, and church government in the Theological seminary of the northwest, Chicago, Illinois his published works are: "The Literary Attractions of the Bible" (New York, 1859); "The Life and Pictures of the Bible" (Philadelphia, 1860): "The Beauty of Emmanuel" (1861): "The Life and Works of Philip Lindley" (3 vols., 1866): "Memoir of the Reverend Lewis W. Green, D. D." (New York, 1871); "Living Christianity" (Philadelphia, 1881); and "Scotland's Place in Civilization" (1885).
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