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GARY, George, clergyman, born in Middlefield, Otsego County, New York, 8 December 1793; died 25 March, 1855. He entered the New England conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1809, in 1818 was made presiding elder, in 1825 was conference missionary, and in 1834 a missionary to the Oneida Indians. In 1836 he was transferred to the Black River conference, and in 1844 was appointed missionary superintendent of Oregon. He remained there for four years, and on his return preached until 1854, when failing health forced him to retire from active ministerial labors. He was an eloquent preacher and did much to advance the religious and educational interests of the Church.
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