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William Prall

Clergyman

William Prall, American clergyman. member New Jersey Assembly, 1883-1884; Member General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, 3 times, and as representative of Church to Synod of the Church of England in Canada.

Background

Prall, William was born on April 6, 1853 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edwin T. and Rachel More (Thomson) Prall.

Education

Student Edwards Place School, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. A.M., Doctor of Philosophy, Heidelberg, 1873. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1875.

S.T.D., Hobart College, 1892.

Career

Clapp (deceased); married second, Helen Ames Lothrop, February 12, 1897. Admitted to bar, 1876. Practiced at Paterson, New Jersey, 1876-1886.

Member New Jersey Assembly, 1883-1884. Drafted and secured enactment Free Public Library Law. 1st president Paterson Free Library, 1885.

Deacon, 1887, priest, 1888, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Church of the Holy Communion, S. Orange, New Jersey, 1887-1891, St. John’s, Detroit, 1891-1900, St. Paul’s, Albany, New York, 1900-1906.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Edict of Nantes, 1925. The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1926. Huguenot Settlements in America, 1928.Translator: Memories of Youth (by Giovanni Visconti Venosta), 1913. His home was at New York, New York.

Membership

Member New Jersey Assembly, 1883-1884. Member General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, 3 times, and as representative of Church to Synod of the Church of England in Canada.

Connections

Married Lilian Porter Clapp, October 26, 1881 (died 1884).; married second, Helen Ames Lothrop, February 12, 1897.

father:
Edwin T. Prall

mother:
Rachel More (Thomson) Prall

spouse:
Lilian Porter Clapp

spouse:
Helen Ames Lothrop