The Men of Lafayette, 1826-1893
Lafayette College, Its History, Its Men, Their Record
Selden J. Coffin 1891
Daniel V. McLean, D. D. , was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, November 24.1801, but reared in the vicinity of Carlisle. He graduated at Ohio University,
and in 1827 entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he remained about two years. He labored successfully as a pastor in Lebanon, Ohio, and Freehold, N.
J. He was called to the Presidency of Lafayette College in 1850, and remained till
1857, when he again resumed the duties of pastor, ministering to a congregation in
Plainfield, N. J., and later in Redbank, N. J. He died at the latter place November 23, 1869. The honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by
Lafayette College in 1842. He was a man of fine abilities, and was eminent for energy of character.
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