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CROOKS, George Richard, author, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 February 1822. He was graduated at Dickinson College in 1840, and in 1841 entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and became a missionary in Illinois. He was called to Dickinson College in 1842 as classical and mathematical tutor, in 1843 became principal of the collegiate grammar school, and in 1846 adjunct professor of Latin and Greek. In 1848, having returned to the ministry, he was stationed succes-sively at Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York, and Brooklyn. In 1860 he became editor of " The Methodist." In conjunction with Dr. McClintock, he has prepared a series of "First Books " in Latin and Greek (1846-'7); and he supervised an edition of Butler's "Analogy," for which he furnished an analysis, index, and biography (1852). He also wrote "Life and Letters of Rev. Dr. John McClintock" (1876), and "Sermons of Bishop Slmpson (1885).
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