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GANTT, Edward, clergyman, born in Prince George County, Maryland, in 1746; died near Louisville, Kentucky, about 1837. He studied medicine, received the degree of M. D., and entered on the practice of his profession in Somerset County, Maryland His attention was next turned to the ministry, for which he made due preparation. He then went to England, where he obtained orders in 1770. Returning home, he officiated for a time in his native parish, and in 1776 went to All Hallow's parish, Worcester County. Four years later he became rector of his native parish, and sustained himself on his estate by the practice of medicine. In 1795 he removed to Georgetown, D. C., and occupied himself in the duties of the ministry. After 1800 he was repeatedly chosen chaplain to the United States senate. About 1807, under the auspices of Bishop Claggett, he went to Kentucky, in the interests of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and died there at an advanced age.
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