John McClintock (Notable Americans)

Rossiter Johnson, ed., The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 (Boston: The Biographical Society, 1904).
McCLINTOCK, John, educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 27, 1814; son of John and Martha (McMackin) McClintook, natives of Ireland. He studied at Wesleyan university. Conn., for a short time in 1831; was a clerk in Philadelphia and bookkeeper in the Methodist Book Concern, New York city, 1828-32, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. A.B., 1835, A.M., 1838. He entered the Philadelpliia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1835 ; was assistant professor of mathematics in Dickinson college, 1836-39, and professor of ancient classics, 1840-48. He was editor of the Methodist Review, 1848-56; a member of the general conferences of 1856 and 1868; delegate to the Evangelical alliance, Berlin, 1856; fraternal delegate to the Wesleyan Methodist conference of England, and to the Irish, French and German conferences, 1856, and the same year he was transferred to the New York conference. He was president elect of Troy university, 1857-58; declined the presidency of Wesleyan university in 1857, and was stationed at St. Paul's church, New York, 1857-60. He was married in 1836 to Caroline, daughter of Jabez Wakeman, of Jersey City, N.J., and secondly in 1857 to Catharine Wilkins (Stevenson) Emory, daughter of Dr. George Stevenson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and widow of Robert Emory (q.v.). He was pastor of the American chapel at Paris under the American and Foreign Christian Union, 1860-63, and advocated in France and England the cause of the north. He was corresponding editor of the Methodist, 1860-64; was chairman of the centenary committee of Methodism, 1866. and in co-operation with Daniel Drew, he established the Drew Theological seminary at Madison. N.J., and was president of the seminary and professor of practical theology, 1867-70. The honorary degree of D.D. was conferred on him by the University of Pennsylvania in 1848, and that of LL.D. by Rutgers college in 1866. He edited Sketches of Eminent Methodist Ministers (1854) : Bungener's "History of the Council of Trent" and six centenary hymns by George Lansing Taylor (1866); wrote, with Prof. George R. Crooks, A First Book in Latin (1846), and A First Book in Greek (1848); and is the author of: A Second Book in Greek (1850); A Second Book in Latin (1853), and The Temporal Power of the Pope (1855), and, with James Strong, The Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature (12 vols., 1867-82). He lived to see only three volumes published but his name is attached to the whole series. He wrote the introduction to "Anecdotes of the Wesleys" by J.B. Wakeley (1869). Living Words or Unwritten Sermons of the Late John McClintock, D.D., LL.D., with preface by Bishop James, was published in 1871, and Lectures, by the late John McClintock, D.D., LL.D, on the Theological Encyclopaedia and Methodology, edited by John T. Short, B.D., with introduction by James Strong, S.T.D., in 1873. He died in Madison, N.Y., March 4, 1870.
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