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MACLOSKIE, George, naturalist, born in Castle-dawson, County Londonderry, Ireland, 14 September, 1834. He was educated at Queen's college, Belfast, where ha received a gold medal in natural science in 1857, and in physical science in 1858. Subsequently he studied theology, and became a Presbyterian clergyman, having charge of the parish of Ballygoney during 1861-'73, and then was secretary of the Bible and colportage society (luring 1873-'5. He was called to the chair of biology in Princeton in 1874, and has since held that professorship. Professor Macloskie has received the honorary degree of D. Sc. from Queen's university, and that of LL. D. from London university, where in 1871 he received a gold medal for special excellence in a law-examination, he is a member of various scientific societies, and is a fellow of the American association for the advancement of science, His writings include papers on insects and on botany in the "American Naturalist" and "Psyche," and he has published "Elementary Botany" (New York, 1883 : 2(l ed., 1887).
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