ALLISON, Burgess

1753–1827

Biography

ALLISON, Burgess; a House Chaplain; born in Bordentown, Burlington County, N.J., August 17, 1753; attended Rhode Island College (now Brown University), Providence, R.I., 1777; D.D., Rhode Island College (now Brown University), Providence, R.I., 1804; ordained in the Baptist Church in Pennyback, Pa., 1781; founder, Academy for Boys, Bordentown, N.J., 1776; inventor; pastor in a church in Bordentown, N.J., 1777–1796; vice president, Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; secretary, American Philosophical Society, 1801, 1811-1812; chaplain, United States Navy, 1821–1827; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Fourteenth and for the two succeeding Congresses (December 5, 1816–May 15, 1820); died on February 20, 1827, in Washington, D.C.

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