Hobart, John Henry was born on September 14, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Enoch and Hannah (Pratt) Hobart.
Attended University of Pennsylvania, 1788-1790. Graduate Princeton, 1793, A.M., 1796. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Union College, 1816.
Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1798, priest, 1801. Secretary New York Diocesan Convention, 1801. Deputy General convs.
Episcopal Church, 1801,04, 08, secretary of deps., 1804. Trustee Columbia; founder Protestant Episcopal Theological Society (became General Theological Seminary), New York City, 1806, professor pastoral theology, 1821-1830. Bible and Common Prayer-Book Society of New York, 1809.
Assistant bishop Diocese of New York, 1811-1816, bishop 1816-1830. Rector Trinity Church, New York City, 1816-1830. Founder New York Sunday School Society, 1817, Protestaant Episcopal Press, 1817, Geneva (New York) College (now Hobart College), 1825.
Author: Festivals and Fasts, 1804. Companion for the Altar, 1804. The Christian Manual, 1805.