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YOUNG, Thomas John, clergyman, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 22 October, 1803; died there, 11 October, 1852. He was graduated at Yale in 1823, ordained priest in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1827, was pastor of the united parishes of St. Luke and Prince William in 1828-'36, of St John's church, John's island, in 1836-'47, and assistant rector of St. Michael's church, Charleston, from 1847 till his death. In the diocesan convention of 1838 he was elected a delegate to the general convention at Philadelphia, and he was re-elected till 1850, when, owing to impaired health, he declined to serve any longer. In the diocesan convention of 1841 he was appointed one of the committee of three to revise the constitution, canons, and the rules of order of the church, and of this committee he was the one selected to do the work. He was one of the originators of the Church home in Charleston, and delivered the address at its opening in 1851. In 1849 he visited Europe. He published sermons and addresses.
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