Born: March 6, 1837, Manhattan, New York.
Died: June 3, 1911, Brooklyn, New York.
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Arthur was the husband of Sarah Frances Benedict (married 1860).
He attended Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and Union Theological Seminary, New York City.
He served pastorates in Binghamton and Waterford, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After retiring, he continued to preach at churches and conferences at home and abroad.
He was a contemporary and friend of many Christian leaders, including Dwight Moody, Adoniram Gordon, George Müller (whose biography he wrote), and Charles Spurgeon.
During Spurgeon’s last illness, Pierson filled the pulpit of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London for several months.