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LANE, George, clergyman, born in Ulster county, New York, 13 April, 1784; died in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, 6 May, 1859. He joined the Philadelphia conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1805, and was itinerant missionary in central and western New York, and in Virginia and in Maryland, subsequently settling near Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania He became agent for the Methodist book concern in 1836, and for many years was treasurer of the Methodist missionary society. Under his management the book concern doubled its business, and the missionary society was relieved of a debt of $60,000.--His son, George Washington, educator, born in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, 15 January, 1815; died in Oxford, Georgia, 21 September, 1848, was licensed to preach in the Methodist ministry in 1834, and, removing to Georgia, was for ten years professor of languages in Emory college, Oxford.
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