TOWNSEND, Israel Leander (I.L.)

ca. 1827–1908

Biography

TOWNSEND, Israel Leander (I.L.); a House Chaplain; born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, ca. 1827; A.B., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1847; A.M., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1850; B.D., General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y., 1850; A.M., Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 1862; S.D.T., St. Stephen’s College (now Bard College), New York, N.Y., 1877; curate, Grace Church, Cherry Valley, N.Y., 1850–1852; rector, St. James’s Church, Danbury, Conn., 1854–1863; rector, Deer Hill Institute, Danbury, Conn., 1854–1868; missionary, Sherman and New Fairfield, N.Y., 1863–1868; pastor, Trinity Church, Jacksonville, Ill., 1868–1871; dean, Middle Deanery of Illinois, 1870–1871; pastor, St. Paul’s, Peoria, Ill., 1871–1874; pastor, Church of the Incarnation, Washington, D.C., 1874–1896; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-fourth Congress (December 6, 1875–March 3, 1877); died on October 8, 1908, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; interment at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.

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Denomination

Episcopalian

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