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MOTT, George Scudder, clergyman, born in New York city, 25 November, 1829. He was graduated at the University of the city of New York in 1850, and at Princeton theological seminary in 1853. He was pastor of a Presbyterian church at Rahway, New Jersey, till 1858, at Newton, New Jersey, in 1859-'69, and from that time has had charge of the church in Flemington, New Jersey. In 1873 he declined the professorship of sacred rhetoric in Lincoln university. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Princeton in 1874. For several years Dr. Mott has been president of the New Jersey Sabbath union. He has contributed to the "Princeton Review" and the "Presbyterian Review," and, besides tracts, sermons, and historical addresses, has published " The Prodigal Son " (Philadelphia, 1863); " The Resurrection of the Dead" (New York, 1867) ; and "The Perfect Law" (1868), translated for missionary purposes into Spanish and Portuguese.
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