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DUCACHET, Henry William, clergyman, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 17 February 1796; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 December 1865. He was educated in Philadelphia, and after studying medicine practiced for some time in New York City. In 1825 he became an Episcopal clergyman and had charge of a parish in Salem, Massachusetts. Subsequently he resided in Norfolk, Virginia, and in 1834 became rector of St. Stephen's Church in Philadelphia, where he remained until his death. He represented the diocese of Pennsylvania in the general convention on several occasions, and was for many years secretary of the diocesan convention. He likewise filled the office of rector of the Burd orphan asylum, an institution which owes its origin to his exertions.
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