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Scudder, Henry Martyn 1822-1895

Clergyman; born in Panditeripo, District of Jaffna, Ceylon, Feb. 5, 1822; came to the United States in 1832; graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1840; ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1843. He sailed for Madras as a missionary in the latter year, and remained abroad till 1864. While in Madras he studied medicine and opened a hospital and dispensary for the poor. He was pastor of churches in Jersey City, Brooklyn, and Chicago, between 1865 and 1887, and then went to Japan as a missionary. He published several works in the Tamil language, among them Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Church; The Bazar book; Sweet savors of Divine truth, a catechism; and Spiritual teaching. He died in Winchester, Mass., June 4, 1895.

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