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William W. Olssen, 1827-??

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1827.05.11
Place of Birth: New York, NY
Date of Death:
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He married Louisa Whittingham.


He was a graduate of Columbia College. He was admitted to the diaconate in Holy Trinity church, Brooklyn, NY, by Bishop Whittingham in 1849. He was a missionary at Prattsville, NY, 1849-50, and was ordained priest in Grace Church, Brooklyn, NY, by Bishop De Lancy in 1851. He was rector of the Church of St James the Less at Scarsdale, NY from 1851 to 1871. He became Professor of Mathematics in St Stephen's college, Annandale, NY from 1871 to 1873; Greek and Hebrew language and literature from 1873 to 1890; English literature and history from 1890 to 1894, and mathematics again from 1894. He was the author of Personality, Human and Divine (1882), Revelation, Universal and Special (1885), and of contributions to church periodicals.


The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 7.