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Malcom, Howard, d.d., ll.d.

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a Baptist minister, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1799. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1813; entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1818, and remained two years; was licensed to preach by Sampson Street Church, in Philadelphia, June 8 of the same year; became pastor in Hudson, N.Y., May 14, 1819; first general secretary of the American Sunday-school Union, and travelled widely in its service, but resigned this position, July 5, 1827. He soon after became pastor of Federal Street Church, Boston, Massacusetts In 1835 he went abroad as a deputy of the Baptist Triennial Convention, to visit its foreign mission stations in India, China, Siam, and Burmah, and on his return published, in two volumes, an account of his travels.

Next, he was pastor of Sampson Street Baptist Church, Philadelphia, November 25, 1849. He was president respectively of Georgetown College, Kentucky, and the University of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, which latter position he left, August 5, 1857. On account of an affection of the throat the later years of his life were devoted to the Baptist Historical Society. He died March 25, 1879. Dr. Malcom was president of the American Peace Society, and vice-president of the American Foreign Bible Society. Among his published volumes are, Bible Dictionary (1828, 1853): Travels in South-eastern Asia (1839): Extent of the Atonement (1830): Theological Index (1870). He also edited many volumes. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1879, page 13.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Malcom, Howard, d.d., ll.d.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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