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TAYLOR, George Lansing', clergyman, born in Skaneateles, New York, 13 February, 1835. He removed to Ohio in 1847, studied for two years at Ohio Wesleyan university, Delaware, Ohio, and for two years more at Columbia, where he was graduated in 1861, was assistant editor of the "Christian Advocate" in New York city in 1861-'2, entered the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church in April, 1862, and has since held pastorates in the New York east conference. He married, in 1861, Eliza M., a daughter of the Reverend Mansfield French. During the civil war he served in the Christian commission in Virginia and Maryland. He has been actively connected with the National temperance society, and has frequently preached at camp-meetings. He received the degree of D. D. from Syracuse university in 1876, and that of L. H. D. from Columbia in 1887. Besides numerous sermons, pamphlets, addresses, fugitive poems, and magazine articles, Dr. Taylor is the author of "Elijah, the Reformer, a Ballad-Epic, and other Sacred and Religious Poems" (New York, 1885); "Ulysses S. Grant, Conqueror, Patriot, Hero; an Elegy, and other Poems" (1885) ; "What Shall We Do with the Sunday-School?" (New York, 1886) ; " The Progress of Learning, a Poem delivered at the Celebration of the Centennial of Columbia College" (1887) ; and " The New Africa: its Discovery and Destiny," with maps (1888).
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