Howard Malcom, an American clergyman born in Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1799. lie entered Dickinson college in 1813, was licensed to preach in May, 1818, by a Baptist church in Itnladelphia, and entered Princeton theological seminary, where he remained two years. On finishing his studies lie was Bettled over;t church in Hudson, N. Y., and afterward in Boston and Philadelphia. He was president of the college at Georgetown, Ky., from I to 1849, and of the university at Lewisbtirg, Pa., from 1851 to 1859, having been obliged by the failure of his voice to relinquish preaching. In both institutions he filled also the chair of metaphysics and moral philosophy. The disease in the throat increasing, lie retired to private life in Philadelphia. In 1841 he received the degree of D. D. simultaneously from the university of Vermont and Union college, N. Y., and after his resignation at Lewisburg was made LL. D. by that institution. He visited most of the countries of Europe, and travelled as a deputy from the Baptist missionary society in Hindostan, Burmah, Siam, China, and Africa. He was one of the founders of the American tract society, of which lie was a vice president from the beginning.
He was also one of the prominent laborers in establishing the American Sunday school union, having visited on its behalf, when first organized, every principal city in the United Stat--. Among his works are: a "Dictionary of the Bible" (18mo, Boston, 1828; enlarged ed., 1853); "The Extent of the Atonement;" "The Christian Rule of Marriage" (1830)" "Memoir of Mrs. Malcom" (1883); "Travels in Southeastern Asia" (2 vols. 12mo, Boston, 1839); and "Index to Religious Literature" (2d ed., Philadelphia, 1870). lie has also published several addresses and other tracts, and edited the "Imitation of Christ," Law's "Serious Call," Keach's "Travels of True Godliness," Henry's "Communicant's Companion," and Butler's " Analogy of Religion".