Biography and History

John Henry Hobart was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1793, returned there in 1795 as a tutor, studied for the ministry, and received an A.M. degree in 1796. In 1801 he was ordained as a priest in New York. His abilities, energy, and devotion to Episcopalianism made him a leader of the church. Through his personal influence and his writings he did much to awaken loyalty and a sense of responsibility in clergy and laity and to strenghthen the church which had suffered greatly during the American Revolution.

Source: From the finding aid for C1080