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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Benjamin Griffith. 1881. On October 13, 1821, Benjamin Griffith was born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. He was converted in Baltimore, Maryland, and was baptized in 1839. He graduated from Madison University, New York, in 1846. Griffith received his Doctor of Divinity degree from the university at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was ordained in 1846, and worked as a missionary in Cumberland, Maryland. In 1850 he became pastor at the New Market Street Church in Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Crozer in 1854. Griffith became the corresponding secretary of the American Baptist Publication Society in 1858. He also edited the Young Reaper for a time. JPG file (319 KB)