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12   MEN OF CANADA

REV. A. CARMAN, D. D., Gen-

eral Superintendent of the
Methodist Church, was born

at Iroquois, Township of Matilda,
County of Dundas, Ontario, on June
27th, 1533, and was married to Mary
Sisk, eldest daughter of James Sisk, on
July 19th, 186o. His parents were
Philip Carman, son of Captain Michael
Carman, and Emeline Shaver, daughter
of Colonel Peter Shaver, U. E. Loyal-
ists. His great-grandparents came in
with Sir Johnston's army after the re-
volutionary war, and settled in Matilda
Township. Dr. Carman received his
education at the Matilda Common

School, the Dundas County Grammar School, and then at Victoria College, Cobourg, which he entered in and graduated in 1854. During his busy professional life he has occupied many important positions. From 1854 to 1557 he was head master of the Dundas County Grammar School ; in 1857 and 1S5S professor of mathematics in Belleville Seminary ; froth iS58 to 1874 he was principal of Belleville Seminary, president of Albert College, and chancellor of Albert University. From 1874 to 1883 he was Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, and in 1883 was elected General Super-

intendent of the now united Methodist Church. He has also been principal of the Council of Public Instruction for Ontario ; representative of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada; to the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States ; and of the Methodist Church, to the same body. Dr. Carman is one of the most genial of ecclesiastics, and whether on the platform, in the presidential chair, in committee work, or in the pulpit, commands the full confidence and esteem of his brethren. The amount of work that he attends to is amazing, for since the death of the lamented Dr. Williams, his colleague, Dr. Carman has attended to the multifarious details of the former joint office. He is a powerful preacher, a writer of great force, but his distinguishing characteristic is probably, as a presiding officer and administrator, of ecclesiastical law.

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