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KEEP, John, clergyman, born in Long Meadow, Massachusetts, 20 April, 1781; died in Oberlin, Ohio, 11 February, 1870. He was graduated at Yale in 1802, studied theology, was licensed to preach in 1805, and for sixteen years was pastor of the Congregational church at Blanford, Massachusetts He removed to Homer, New York, in 1821, and was pastor there till 1833, when he resigned. The year following he organized and became pastor of the 1st Congregational church, Cleveland, and in 1835 became agent to raise funds for Oberlin college, leading the subscription by his own donation of $10,000. Soon after his election as a trustee of Oberlin, he gave as president of the board the casting vote that admitted colored students. In 1837 he returned to pastoral work, then went on a mission to England to raise funds for Oberlin, and in 1850 settled in Oberlin. He was the last surviving founder of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions.
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