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PEEK, George Wesley, clergyman, born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, 7 February. 1849. He is a great-nephew of Bishop Jesse T. Peek, was licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1872, graduated at Syracuse university in 1878, and at once elected president of Hedding college, Illinois, where he served four years, receiving there the degree of LL.D. in 1882. After one year's leave of absence in Europe and the Orient, he resigned the presidency and held pastorates in Buffalo, Medina, and Dansville, New York In 1881 he was appointed a delegate to the Methodist ecumenical conference in London. He is a popular lecturer, and author of " The Realization and Benefit of Ideals" (Syracuse, 1879); "Walk in the Light" (1882); and is preparing " The Life of Bishop Jesse T. Peck."
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