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MUSGRAVE, George Washington, clergyman. born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 October, 1804; died there, 24 August, 1882. He was educated at Princeton and at the theological seminary there, but, owing to failing health, was not graduated. In 1828 he was licensed to preach, and after holding pastorates in Baltimore and Philadelphia he was corresponding secretary of the Presbyterian board of publication in 1852-'3, and of the board of domestic missions from 1853 till 1861, and from 1868 till 1870. He was a director of the Presbyterian national union convention in Philadelphia in 1867, that healed the rupture between the old and new-school branches of the church. As chairman of the joint committee on reconstruction he reported a plan to the first reunited general assembly in Philadelphia, May, 1870, which was adopted. He was president of the Philadelphia Presbyterian alliance for evangelical work from its inception in 1869 till his death, and of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian hospital. In 1837 he was chosen a director of Princeton seminary, and in 1859 he became a trustee of the college, retaining these offices until his death. Princeton gave him the degree of D. D. in 1845, and the University of Indiana that of LL.D. in 1862.
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