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GARDNER, George Warren, clergyman, born in Pomfret, Vermont, 8 October, 1828. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1852, and in 1853 became principal of the New London, New Hampshire, institution, continuing in that relation until 1861. He was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1858, and in November, 1861, installed pastor of the 1st Baptist Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He left this place in 1872 to become corresponding secretary of the American Baptist missionary union. From 1876 till 1878 he was pastor of the 1st Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and from 1881 till 1885 president of the Central University of Iowa. During 1870 he visited Europe, extending his travels to Egypt, Palestine, and Greece. He has performed editorial service in connection with the "Missionary Magazine" and the " Watchman" newspaper, besides writing tracts and review articles. He received the degree of D. D. from Dartmouth in 1867.
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