HUNTER, John. b. Aberdeen, 14 July 1848; d. Hampstead, London, 15 September 1917. He was apprenticed to a draper, but decided to train for the Congregational ministry. He was accepted at Paton Congregational College, Nottingham, which specialised in training young men with unusual qualifications. Dr Paton sent on his best students to Spring Hill College, Birmingham (later Mansfield College, Oxford), and Hunter was duly sent there. He served as a very successful Congregational minister at Trinity Church, Glasgow (1887-1901), and then at King’s Weigh House Chapel, London (Thomas Binney*’s old church) from 1901 to 1904. He returned to his Glasgow church in 1904, resigning through ill-health in...
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