Alexander, James Waddell, an eminent clergyman
of the Presbyterian Church and the
son of a no less distinguished divine (Rev.
Archibald Alexander, D.D.), was born at
Hopewell, Va., March 13, 1804. After graduating
at Princeton College, he entered the
ministry and was a pastor in Charlotte
County; Va., and later in Trenton, N. J. He
then became a professor in Princeton College,
and in 1844 a pastor in New York
City. In 1849 he returned to Princeton, becoming
a professor in the Theological Seminary,
which position he resigned at the end
of three years, his heart yearning to get
back into the regular work of the ministry.
He now became pastor of the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian Church, in New York City.
He died July 31, 1859. Dr. Alexander's
only hymn in this collection is a translation:
|O sacred Head, now wounded