TUSTIN, Septimus; a House Chaplain; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., ca. 1800; attended University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; attended Seminary of the Associated Reformed Church; licensed to preach, Presbytery of Baltimore, Md., 1823; ordained in the Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., 1824; pastor, Leesburg, Va., 1824; pastor, Charlestown, Va., 1825; chaplain, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1836; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives for the Twenty-fifth Congress (September 12, 1837–October 16, 1837); pastor, Warrenton, Va.; elected Chaplain of the United States Senate for the Twenty-seventh and two succeeding Congresses (June 12, 1841–December 16, 1846); clerk, United States Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1852–1871; pastor, F Street Church, Washington, D.C.; pastor, Hagerstown, Md.; pastor, Germantown, Pa.; pastor, Havre de Grace, Md.; pastor, Aberdeen, Miss.; pastor, Fifteenth Colored Street Presbyterian Church; president, board of trustees, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; died on October 28, 1871, in Washington, D.C.; interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
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