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GLENDY, John, clergyman, born in Londonderry, Ireland, 24 June, 1755" died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 October, 1832. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, where, after studying theology, he was ordained. He accepted a call from the Church in Londonderry, and remained there until he was exiled during the Irish insurrection of 1798, in which he protested against the aggressive measures of the government, and rendered himself obnoxious to the nobility. He arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1799, and afterward supplied the congregations of Staunton and Bethel, Augusta County, Virginia, for nearly two years, he was invited by President Jefferson to be his guest in Washington, and during his visit delivered a discourse in the capitol. In 1803-'30 he was pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. Maryland In 1806 he served as chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, and in 1815 and 1816 of the senate. In 1822 the University of Maryland gave him the degree of D. D. He published an "Oration in Commemoration of Washington," delivered in Staunton in 1800 (re-published, 1835).
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