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LEAVITT, John McDowell, clergyman, born in Steubenville, Ohio, 10 May, 1824. He was graduated at Jefferson college in 1841, and studied law. but after a few years' practice he went to the theological seminary at Gambler, Ohio, and was admitted to orders in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1848. Mr. Leavitt has been successively professor in Kenyon college and in Ohio university; also president of Lehigh university, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and of St. John's college, Annapolis, Maryland For several years he was editor of "The Church Review," and he founded and edited "The International Review." he received the degree of D. D. from Ohio university in 1874. Dr. Leavitt has published "Hymns to our King" (1872); "Old World Tragedies from New World Life" (1876); " Reasons for Faith in this Nineteenth Century" (1883); and "Visions of Solyma" (1887); and he has also contributed freely to educational and current literature.
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