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CHAMBERS, Talbot Wilson, clergyman, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 25 February, 1819. He was graduated at Rutgers in 1834, after which he studied theology there, and at Princeton. He was licensed to preach in Clinton, Mississippi, in 1838, and subsequently was ordained in the Reformed Dutch classis at New Brunswick, New Jersey, in January, 1840, meanwhile having become pastor of the 2d Reformed Dutch church in Somerville, New Jersey, where he remained until 1849. In December of the latter year he was installed as one of the pastors of the collegiate Dutch church, New York, and has since regularly preached in the Lafayette place church. He was the Vedder lecturer at New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1875, chairman of the committee on versions of the American Bible society, and member of the American Bible revision committee, Old-Testament company. In 1868 he was appointed a trustee of Rutgers, and in 1831 became a trustee of Colum-bin, from which institution, in 1853, he received the degree of S. T.D. His publications include, besides numerous pamphlets and magazine articles, "The Noon Prayer Meeting in Fulton Street" (New York, 1857); "Memoir of Theodore Freling-huysen" (1863); "Exposition of the Book of Zach-ariah" in Lange's " Commentary" (1874); "The Psalter a Witness to the Divine Origin of the Bible" (Vedder lectures, 1875); and "Companion to the Revised Version of the Old Testament" (1885).
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