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McCONAUGHY, David, clergyman, born in Menallen, York coounty (now Adams), Pennsylvania, 29 September, 1775; died in Washington, Pennsylvania, 29 January, 1852. He was graduated at Dickinson in 1795, and after studying theology was licensed to preach as a Presbyterian in 1797. In 1800 heaecepted a call from the United Christians of Upper Marsh creek and Conewago, remaining there until 1832. From 1832 till 1849 he was president of Washington college. He received the degree of D. D. from Jefferson in 1833, and that of LL. D. from Washington in 1849. Dr. McConaughy published sermons and addresses, tracts on the "Doctrine of the Trinity" and on " Infant Baptism," "A Brief Summary and Outline of Moral Science" (1838), and '"Discourses, chiefly Biographical, of Persons Eminent in Sacred History" (Washington, Pennsylvania, 1850).
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