Uzal Ogden Edit Profile
Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Princeton, 1795.
Went to England, ordained to ministry Episcopal Church by Bishop of London, 1773. Preached occasionally at Trinity Church, Newark, asked to become rector, did not accept until 1788. Elected 1st bishop of New Jersey, 1798, (was refused consecration by General Convention, New Jersey did not actually have bishop for 14 years).
Had reputation for doctrinal laxity. Suspended because of controversy with his congregation, 1805. Became member of New York Presbytery.
Author: Antidote to Deism, 2 vols., 1795.
Member of New York Presbytery.
Married Mary Gouverneur, 1776, 6 children.