John Mcvickar, an American clergyman, born in New York, Aug. 10, 1787, died there, Oct. 29, 1868. He graduated at Columbia college in 1804, and spent some time in England with his father. He entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church in 1811, and became rector of St. James's church, Hyde Park, on the Hudson. In 1817 he was appointed professor of moral philosophy, rhetoric, and belles-lettres (to which was afterward added the evidences of Christianity) in Columbia college, which office he occupied for nearly half a century. In 1830 he made a visit to England and the continent. From 1844 to 1862 he was also chaplain at Fort Columbus, Governor's Island. In 1864 he retired from active duty in the college, but was made emeritus professor. He was also for many years actively engaged in the guidance and direction of Episcopal church work in the state of New York. Besides a number of occasional pamphlets and essays, he published "Narrative of the Life of Dr. Samuel Bard" (1822); " Outlines of Political Economy" (1825); "Memoir of the Rev. Edmund D. Griffin" (1831); "Early Years of Bishop Ho-bart" (1834); and " Professional Years of Bishop Hobart" (1836). His life has been written by his son, W. A. McVickar, D. D. (1873).