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DEMAREST, David D., clergyman, born in Harrington, Bergen County, New Jersey, 30 July 1819. He was graduated at Rutgers in 1837, and at the New Brunswick theological seminary in 1840, and entered the ministry of the Reformed Dutch Church after holding pastorates in Catskill, Flatbush (Ulster co.), New Brunswick, and Hudson, he became, in 1865, professor of pastoral theology and sacred rhetoric in New Brunswick seminary. He received the degree of D. D. from Princeton in 1857. Dr. Demarest has published sermons and addresses, and " History and Characteristics of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church" (New York, 1856); " Practical Catechetics" (1882); and " The Huguenots on the Hackensack," a paper read before the Huguenot society of America, 13 April 1885 (New Brunswick, 1886). He was also one of the editing committee of the " Centennial of the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in America" (New York, 1885), and has contributed largely to the " Christian Intelligencer," and to other magazines and reviews.
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