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CURRY, Daniel, clergyman, born near Peekskill, N.Y., 26 November 1809" died in New York City, 17 August 1887. He was graduated at Wesleyan in 1837, and in the same year became principal of Troy conference academy. He was called to a professorship in the female College at Macon, Georgia, in 1839, and in 1841 entered the Georgia conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, holding pastorates at Athens, Savannah, and Columbus. When the Church separated into a northern and a southern branch, Mr. Curry joined the New York conference, and filled important stations in New Haven, Brooklyn, New York, and Hartford. Wesleyan University gave him the degree of D. D. in 1852, and from 1854 till 1857 he was president of Indiana Asbury University, at Greencatle, Ind. He then resumed pastoral work till 1864, when he was chosen to the editorship of the New York "Christian Advocate," retaining it till 1876. He edited the "National Repository" in 1876-'80, and resumed his ministerial duties till 1884, when he became chief editor of the "Methodist Review," having been an associate editor since 1881. Syracuse University gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1878. Besides about sixty articles in periodicals, Dr. Curry has published "New York" a Historical Sketch" (New York, 1853); "Life-Story of Bishop D. W. Clark" (1873)" " Fragments, Religious and Theological" (1880); and "Platform Papers" (1880). He has also edited Southey's "Life of John Wesley" (1847).
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