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SAMSON, George Whitefield, clergyman, born in Harvard, Massachusetts, 29 September, 1819. He was graduated at Brown in 1839 and at Newton theological seminary in 1843. In the same year he was called to the charge of the E street Baptist church, Washington, D. C., of which, with the exception of two years in Jamaica Plains. Mass., and some time in foreign travel, he remained pastor until 1858. In that year he was called to the presidency of Columbian college, which office he held until 1871. Soon afterward he was elected president of Rutgers female college, New York city, and continued in this relation until 1875. While presi-(tent of the female college Dr. Samson was also. for part of the time, pastor of the 1st Baptist church in Harlem. In 1886 he resumed the duties of president of Rutgers, and was at the same time engaged in conducting a training-school designed to prepare young men for evangelistic work. Besides numerous articles in periodicals, he is the author of "To DaimoniSn, or the Spiritual Medium" (Boston, 1852; 2d ed., entitled "Spiritualism Tested," 1860); a "Memoir of Mary J. Graham," prefixed to her "Test of Truth" (1859); " Outlines of the History of Ethics" (1860); " Elements of Art Criticism " (Philadelphia, 1867; abridged ed., 1868); " Physical Media in Spiritual Manifestations" (1869) : "The Atonement" (1878) ; " Divine Law as to Wines" (New York, 1880); "English Revisers' Greek Text shown to be Unauthorized" (1882);" Guide to Self-Education" (1886) ; "Guide to Bible Interpretation" (1887) ; and "Idols of Fashion and Culture" (1888).
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