John Reinhard Goodman

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John Reinhard Goodman (died July 8, 1865) was an Episcopal clergyman who served as Chaplain of the Senate (1836-1837).

Early life[edit]

Goodman was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts, 1813, Master of Arts 1817).[1]

Ministry[edit]

John R. Goodman became pastor of the Episcopal congregation in Brunswick, New York in April 1821 and continued there until 1828.[2] He then served as rector of Christ Church, New Bern, North Carolina, from 1828 to 1834[3] Thereafter, until 1837, he was rector of St. John's Church, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.[4] He served as Chaplain of the Senate (1836-1837). In later years he lived in Philadelphia and remained active in denominational gatherings up until the year of his death. He died in Philadelphia on July 8, 1865.[5]

He was the author of ‘’Pennsylvania Biography, or Memoirs of Eminent Pennsylvanians’’ (1840).

Personal life[edit]

Goodman married Julia W (Woodbridge) Rodman, They had three children: Catherine Goodman, Charlotte Goodman and Julia M. Goodman, who married. Byron Pomeroy.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Alumni Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, by University of Pennsylvania. General Alumni Society, 1922
  2. ^ History of Brunswick, New York History of Brunswick, New York, from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, by George Baker Anderson
  3. ^ Crown of Life, by Gertrude Carraway
  4. ^ Journal of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal, Issues 53-57, by Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania, p 18
  5. ^ General alumni catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, by University of Pennsylvania. General Alumni Society, 1922
  6. ^ Genealogy of the Rodman Family, 1680-1886
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Young Higbee
30th US Senate Chaplain
December 28, 1836 – September 11, 1837
Succeeded by
Henry Slicer