DURBIN, JOHN PRICE: Methodist Episcopal clergyman; b. near Paris, Bourbon Co., Ky., Oct. 10, 1800; d. in New York Oct. 19, 1876. In 1818 he became an itinerant minister, and later studied at Miami University and Cincinnati College. In 1833 he edited the Christian Advocate and Journal, New York. From 1834 to 1845 he was president of Dickinson College, Penn., and from 1850 to 1872 was secretary of the Methodist Missionary Society. He was an eloquent minister and an excellent administrative officer. His principal works were Observations in Europe (2 vols., New York, 1844), and Observations in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Asia Minor (2 vols., 1845).
BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. A. Roche, Life of John Price Durbin, New York, 1889.