January 2, 1828, Thornton, New Hampshire.
November 28, 1904, Cleveland, Ohio.
Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
R. E. Jeremy.
Rankin attended Middlebury College, Vermont, and Andover Theological Seminary.
After ordination in 1855, he held pastorates in New York; St. Albans, Vermont; Charlestown, Massachusetts; at the First Congregational Church in Washington, DC, for 15 years; and at the Valley Congregational Church, Orange, New Jersey. In 1889, he became president of Howard University, Washington, DC. His works include: