Moncure Conway (New York Observer and Chronicle)

“Moncure D. Conway,” New York Observer and Chronicle, November 21, 1907, p. 674: 2.

Moncure D. Conway
The Rev. Moncure D. Conway, D.D., died in Paris on November 15.  He was born in Stafford County, Va., March 17, 1832.  he was educated at the schools in Fredericksburg, Va., and at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, from which institution he was graduated in 1849.  After studying law, he became a writer for the Richmond Examiner.  Mr. Conway then entered the Methodist ministry.  Soon thereafter he entered the Divinity School at Cambridge, Mass.  He was graduated in 1854, and returned to the South.  From Falmouth he went to Washington, where he became the pastor of the Unitarian Church, from which pastorate he was dismissed on account of his radical anti-slavery discourses.  He next went to Cincinnati as pastor of the Unitarian Church there.  After a short time in Boston, in 1863, Mr. Conway went to England, and in less than a year he had become the pastor of South Place Chapel, London, where he remained until 1884, when he returned to the United States.  Mr. Conway became a warm admirer and friend of Abraham Lincoln, and left many interesting reminiscences of that friendship.  He was a member of several learned societies in London, lectured occasionally at the Royal Institute, and in New York was a member of many clubs.

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