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DICKERSON, James Stokes, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 July 1825; died in Chicago in March 1886. He was graduated at Madison University in 1848, and in 1850 became associated with Dr. Martin B. Anderson in the publication of the New York "Recorder." After several years spent in this relation and in the service of the American Baptist publication society, he became proprietor and editor of the Philadelphia " Christian Chronicle." While thus engaged he began preaching, and in March 1861, accepted the pastorate of the 2d Baptist Church in Wilmington, Del. He subsequently served as pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in Boston, Massachusetts, till failing health obliged him to retire from the pulpit, and, removing in 1875 to Chicago, he became joint proprietor and editor of the "Standard," a Baptist weekly paper. He received the honorary degree of D. D.
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