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CRUSE, Christian Frederic, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 June 1794; died in New York City, 5 October 1864. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1815, and after studying theology was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church by Bishop White, of Pennsylvania, in 1822. He acquired a high reputation for his knowledge of ancient languages. From 1831 till 1833 he was assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania, and also for a time professor in St. Paul's College, Minn. In 1847 he became rector of Trinity Church in Fishkill, New York, where he remained until 1853, after which he became librarian in the General theological seminary in New York. His translation of Eusebius's "Ecclesiastical History" (New York; reprinted in London, 1838)is considered the best English version.
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