Baptist History Homepage
Solomon Peck
McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia

      Solomon Peck, D.D., a Baptist minister, was born at Providence, R. I., Jan. 25, 1800; graduated at Brown University in 1817, and served his alma mater as tutor. He spent four years in Andover Theological Seminary, one year as a resident graduate, and was elected in 1825 to a professorship in Amherst College. He was an instructor in Brown University in 1834-5, but declined a professorship offered to him, and urged upon him by Dr. Wayland. He was appointed in 1836 assistant corresponding secretary, and in 1838 corresponding secretary of the American Baptist Missionary Union, holding the office till 1856. During his period of service as secretary he visited the Baptist missions on the continent of Europe, and also, as one of a deputation, visited the missions in Southern India and in Burmah. He was pastor of a colored Church at Beaufort, S. C., from 1861 to the close of the war, and was chaplain of the Disabled Soldiers' Home, Boston, and secretary of the Freedmen's Aid Society. He died at Rochester, N.Y., June 12, 1874. (L. E. S.)


[From McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia; via Internet. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

More Baptist Bios
Baptist History Homepage