FISH, HENRY CLAY: American Baptist; b. at Halifax, Vt., Jan. 27, 1820; d. at Newark, N. J., Oct. 2, 1877. He received an academic education and, after teaching two years in Massachusetts, entered Union Theological Seminary, New York, where he was graduated in 1845. He was pastor of the Baptist church at Somerville, N. J., from 1845 till 1851, and of the First Baptist Church of Newark from 1851 till his death. During the Civil War he supported the Union, and on being drafted in June, 1864, he insisted on going to the front, but finally agreed to send a substitute. He was an ardent and efficient worker in extending the Baptist Church, and also did much to popularize life insurance, publishing several works on the subject. His numerous religious writings and compilations include, Primitive Piety Revived (Boston, 1855); History and Repository of Pulpit Eloquence (2 vols., New York, 1856); Pulpit Eloquence of the Nineteenth Century (1857); Handbook of Revivals (Boston, 1874); and Bible Lands Illustrated (Hartford, 1876), the result of eight months spent abroad in 1874.