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GILLESPIE, George de Normandie, P. E. bishop, born in Goshen, New York, 14 June, 1819. He entered the general theological seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1837, and wax graduated in 1840. He was ordained deacon in St. Peter's Church, New York, by Bishop B. T. Onderdonk, 28 June, 1840, and priest in St. Mark's Church, Leroy, New York, by Bishop De Lancey, 30 June, 1843. His first parish was St. Mark's, Leroy, whence he removed to Ohio, and became rector of St. Paul's Church, Cincinnati. He held this office for six years, when he accepted a call to Zion Church, Palmyra, New York, and remained there for ten years. He next became rector of St. Andrew's Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan He was elected bishop of western Michigan in 1874, and was consecrated in Grand Rapids, 24 February, 1875. He received the degree of D. D. from Hobart College in 1875. Bishop Gillespie has published, besides sermons and tracts, "Manual and Annals of the Diocese of Michigan" (1868).
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