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GIGER, George Musgrave, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pc., 6 June, 1822" died there, 11 October, 1865. He was graduated at Princeton in 1841, studied theology there, and in 1860 was ordained by the New Brunswick presbytery. He was then appointed tutor in Princeton College, elected adjunct professor of Greek in 1846, and professor' of Latin in 1854. Failing health compelled his resignation of this chair in 1865. Professor Giger expended much time and effort for the education of the Negroes, to whom he preached regularly in Witherspoon church at Princeton. He bequeathed his books and thirty thousand dollars to that College.
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