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John Mcvickar

clergyman , economist

John Mcvickar, American clergyman, economist.

Background

Mcvickar, John was born on August 10, 1787 in New York City. Son of John and Anna (Moore) Mcvickar.

Education

Graduate Columbia, 1804, A.M. (honorary), 1818, S.T.D. (honorary), 1825.

Career

Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1811, priest, 1812. Rector St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, New York, until 1817. Professor moral philosophy Columbia, 1817-1857, one of 1st teachers political economy in the United States, professor evidences of natural and revealed religion, 1857-1864, acting president college, 42.

Chaplain army post at Fort Columbia, New York Harbor, 1844-1862. Founder Chapel of St. Cornelius the Centurion, Fort Columbia. Helped establish St. Stephen’s College (training college for Episcopal clergy), Annandale - on - Hudson, 1860.

Author: Outlines of Political Economy, 1825. Hints on Banking, 1827 (partially responsible for establishing free banking system in New York and elsewhere). The Early Life and Professional Years of Bishop Hobart, 1838.

Works

  • Author: Outlines of Political Economy, 1825. Hints on Banking, 1827 (partially responsible for establishing free banking system in New York and elsewhere). The Early Life and Professional Years of Bishop Hobart, 1838.

Connections

Married Eliza Bard, November 12, 1809.

father:
John Mcvickar

mother:
Anna (Moore) Mcvickar

spouse:
Eliza Bard