(Mar. 11, 1795-Jan. 5, 1861). A founder of the Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge (1847) and one of the leading protesters against the ordination of Arthur Carey, controversial disciple of the Oxford Movement. He was born in New York City and graduated from Columbia College in 1813. He studied for the ministry under Bishop John Henry Hobart. Anthon was ordained deacon on Sept. 29, 1816, and priest on May 27, 1819. He was rector of St. Paul's Church, Red Hook, New York, 1816-1819, but because of illness spent the next two years in South Carolina. He was rector of Trinity Church, Utica, New York, 1821-1829, and of St. Stephen's Church, New York, 1829-1831. From 1831 to 1837 he was assistant minister at Trinity Church, New York. His last and major ministry was as rector of St. Mark's Church, New York. He was the tenth secretary of the House of Deputies, serving the General Conventions of 1832, 1835, 1838, and 1841.
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