Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
LEACH, William Turnbull, Canadian educator, born in Berwick-on-Tweed, Scotland, 2 March, 1805; died in Montreal, Canada, in November, 1886. He graduated at the University of Edinburgh, studied theology, and in 1881 was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian church. Shortly afterward he became pastor of St. Andrew's church at Toronto, Canada. In 1.834 he took an active part in the movement to establish Queen's college at Kingston. In 1837-'8 he served as chaplain to the 93d Highlanders, and in 1841 united with the Church of England and became the first incumbent of St. George's, Montreal, which rectorship he filled for nearly twenty years, resigning it to devote his whole time to his educational duties in connection with McGill college. The congregation was then the strongest of the Anglican church in Canada. He also filled for some time the office of rector of Lachine. With McGill college he was prominently identified for twenty-seven years, filling the posts of professor of the faculty of arts, of the Molson chair of English literature, and of mental and moral philosophy. In 1854 he received the dignity of canon of Christ church cathedral. and in 1865 he was appointed archdeacon of Montreal. At the time of his death he held the offices of vice-principal of McGill college and dean and emeritus professor in the faculty of arts. He was an eloquent and able preacher. Dr. Leach was a member of the council of public instruction for the province of Quebec. He had received the degrees of D.D., D.C.L., and LL.D. His lectures on English literature are under revision for publication by Reverend Edwin Gould, of Montreal, and by his son, David S. Leach, a lawyer of that city.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here