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Frederick John Jobson (1812-81)

Frederick John Jobson was born in London, of Methodist parentage. He was converted in 1829 and entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1834 after serving an apprenticeship to an architect.

Jobson was a popular preacher and writer whose religious works such as A Mother's Portrait (1854) sold well on both sides of the Atlantic.

He served for several years as a general treasurer of the Missionary Society and was a fraternal delegate to the 1856 General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Jobson also played a prominent role in the formation of the Evangelical Alliance.

Jobson was elected President of Conference in 1869.

He died at Highbury in London.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

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