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GEER, George Jarvis, clergyman, born in Waterbury, Connecticut, 24 February, 1821; died in New York, 16 March, 1885. He was graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1842, and at the General theological seminary, New York, in 1845, and became rector of Christ Church, Ballston Spa, New York He became associate rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, in 1859, and rector of St. Timothy's, New York, in 1866, which charge he held until his death, and of which he had been minister in charge since 1859. He was the first president of the Free Church guild of New York, and a member of the general convention of 1874. He received the degree of S. T. D. from Columbia, and that of D.D. from Union in 1862. By appointment of the bishops, he edited and published, with Bishop Bedell and Reverend Dr. Muhlenburg, the "Tune-Book of the Protestant Episcopal Church" (1858). He also published "The Conversion of St. Paul" (New York, 1871).
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