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RANDALL, David Austin, author, born in Colchester, Connecticut, 14 January, 1813; died in Columbus, Ohio, 27 June, 1884. He was educated at country schools and at Canandaigua, New York, academy, and became a Baptist clergyman. He was chaplain of the Ohio asylum for the insane in 1854-'66, pastor of a church in Columbus in 1858-'66, and corresponding secretary of the Ohio Baptist conference in 1850-'63. Mr. Randall was for many years editor of the "Washingtonian," the first temperance paper in Ohio, and in 1845-'53 edited the" Cross and Journal," a Baptist newspaper. He was widely known as a lecturer, and was also a member of a book-selling firm and director of a bank. He travelled in Egypt and Palestine in 1861-'2, and wrote "God's Handwriting in Egypt, Sinai, and the Holy Land " (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1862), and "Ham-Mishkan, the Wonderful Tent" a Study of the Structure, Significance, and Symbolism of the Hebrew Tabernacle" (Cincinnati, 1886).
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