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DICKINSON, Alfred Elijah, clergyman, born in Orange County, Virginia, 3 December 1830. He was educated at Richmond College and the University of Virginia, and became pastor of the Baptist Church in Charlottesville. He subsequently spent several years in promoting Sunday school and colportage work, and then became pastor of the Leigh Street Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Still later he associated himself with the Rev. Dr. Jeter as joint owner and editor of the "Religious Herald," and since the death of Dr. Jeter has been editor-in-chief of that journal, whose circulation and influence he has greatly extended. He has received the degree of D. D. from Furman University.
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