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James A. McMaster

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James A. McMaster

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

MacMaster, James A.
McMaster, James A.

Birth Date

1820

Birthplace

Duanesburg, NY

Death Date

1886

Sex

male

Ethnicity

Scottish

Race

white

Occupation

seminarian (Episcopal)
newspaper editor

Places of residence

Biographical Text

James McMaster was born to Presbyterian parents, and converted to the Protestant Episcopal Church as a young man. At the General Theological Seminary he was known for his "Romanizing" tendencies, and although controversial students like Arthur Carey were ordained, he was not. McMaster became a Roman Catholic, and traveled to Belgium in the company of Isaac Hecker to study at the Redemptorist seminary, but he was not ordained. Upon returning to the United States, he became the editor of the New-York Freeman's Journal.

Bibliography

Clarence A. Walworth, Reminiscences of Edgar P. Wadhams, First Bishop of Ogdensburg (New York: Benziger, 1893). Google Books.

Citation

“James A. McMaster,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 17, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/767.

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