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PAYNE, Charles Henry, clergyman, born in Taunton, Massachusetts, 24 October, 1830. He was graduated at Wesleyan university in 1856, studied divinity at the Biblical institute, Concord, New Hampshire, and in 1857-'76 was pastor of Methodist Episcopal churches in the middle and western states, becoming president of Ohio Wesleyan university at the latter date. He was a member of the committee to revise the hymn-book of his denomination in 1876, and a delegate to its ecumenical council in 1881. Dickinson college gave him the degree of D. D. in 1870. He has published "The Social Glass, and Christian Obligation" (New York, 1868)" " Daniel, the Uncompromising Young Man," in the "Young People's Half-Hour Series" (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1872) ;'" Methodism, its History and Results" (New York, 1881);" Women, and their Work in Methodism" (1881)" "Temperance" (1881) ; "Education " (1881)" and "Guides in Character Building" (1883).
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