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DEANE, John H., lawyer, born in Canada. He removed to the United States at an early age. He entered Rochester University, but in 1862 left College and enlisted as a private soldier in defense of the Union. He was captured at the battle of Gettysburg, and was for some time confined in a Confederate prison. After being exchanged, he entered the navy and served until the close of the war. He then studied law was admitted to the bar, and began practice in the City of New York. Mr. Deane has been especially distinguished for his gifts to benevolent, institutions under the control of Baptists. To Rochester University he has given $100,000, besides considerable sums to the Rochester theological seminary and to Vassar College.
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