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Clarence Augustus Walworth

New York

Clarence Walworth was born in Plattsburg, New York. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and became an apprentice to a Rochester, New York lawyer. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1841 and practiced for a year in Rochester. He abandoned the legal profession in 1842 and attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City where he studied for two years. He converted to Catholicism in 1846 and entered the German-American Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He completed his studies for the priesthood at Witten in Holland.

Walworth spent his entire career as a Catholic priest, but he was also a writer and historian.

[Clarence Augustus Walworth," in James Grant Wilson & John Fiske, Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography 345-346 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1889)(vol. 6)][online text]


Clarence Augustus Walworth, Andiatorocté, or, The Eve of Lady Day on Lake George: And other poems, hymns, and meditations in verse (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1888) [online text]


Clarence A. Walworth (ed.), Gentle Skeptic: or, essays and conversations of a country justice on the authenticity and truthfulness of the Old Testment records (New York: P. O'Shea, 1863) [online text]

_________________, The Doctrine of Hell (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1873) [online text]

_________________, Early Ritualism in America; Reminiscences of Edgar P. Wadhams, first Bishop of Ogdensburg (New York: Christian Press Assoc., 3rd ed., 1893) [online text]

_________________, Reminiscences of Edgar P. Wadhams, First Bishop of Ogdensburgh (New York: Benziger Brothers, 2n ed., 1893) [online text]

_________________, The Oxford Movement in America (New York: Catholic Book Exchange, 1895) [online text]

Clarence A. Walworth, The Walworths in America (Albany, New York: The Reed-Parsons Printing Co., 1897) [online text]

Bibliographical Resources

"Walworth, Clarence Ausustus," in American National Biography