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BUCKLEY, James Monroe, clergyman, born in Rahway, New Jersey, 16 December, 1836. He was educated at Pennington, New Jersey, seminary, and entered the class of 1860 at Wesleyan University, but left during freshman year, to study theology at Exeter, New Hampshire In 1858 he joined the New Hampshire Methodist Episcopal conference on trial, and was stationed at Dover in that state. After proving his abilities at several small stations, he was transferred to Detroit, Michigan, in 1864, and to Brooklyn, New York, in 1866. He was a member of the general conference in 1872, 1876, and 1880, and in 1881 was a delegate to the Methodist ecumenical conference in London. The same year he was elected editor of the "New York Christian Advocate." Since 1866 he has been constantly assigned to the most important posts, and he is one of the most influential men among the denominational clergy. He received the degree of D. D. from Wesleyan University in 1872, and that of LL. D. from Emory and Henry College, Virginia. He has written "Two Weeks in the Yosemite Valley" (New York, 1873); "Supposed Miracles" (Boston, 1875); "Christians and the Theatre" (1877); "Oats or Wild Oats" (New York, 1885): and "The Land of the Czar and the Nihilist" (Beston, 1886).
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