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Chase, Philander, 1775-1852



  • Existence: 1775 - 1852

The Rev. Philander Chase was born on December 14, 1775. He was one of the most remarkable men of his time, and whose Reminiscences and Autobiography constitutes one of the most interesting and valuable books illustrative of the early history of the West, was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1796. He was ordained a Deacon of the Episcopal Church in 1798, and after some years of service as a Missionary Preacher, became Rector of Christ's Church, Poughkeepsie, which office he resigned to become Rector of Christ's Church, New Orleans, in 1805. He became Bishop of Ohio in 1818, which office he resigned in 1831. He was the founder and first president of Kenyon College. In 1835 he was chosen Bishop of Illinois, and continued his active exertions on behalf of the Protestant Episcopal Church, founding Jubilee College in 1838, till his death in 1852.

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Philander Chase letter

Mss 794272
Identifier: Mss 794272
Scope and Contents Three page letter from Philander Chase of Dartmouth University to Dudley Chase of Randolph, Vt. Writer has been suspended from college for a crime which he did not commit.