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REED, John, clergyman, born in Wickford, Rhode Island, in 1777; died in Poughkeepsie, New York, 6 July, 1845. He was graduated at Union in 1805, studied theology, and was ordained deacon, 27 May, 1806, by Bishop Benjamin Moore, and priest, 17 June, 1808. His first charge after ordination was St. Luke's church, Catskill, New York In August, 1810, he was called to the rectorship of Christ church; Poughkeepsie, New York, and occupied that post for the remainder of his life. He received the degree of D. D. from Columbia in 1822. Dr. Reed was a man of good abilities, and devoted himself chiefly to pastoral work. He published a small work in de-fence of the Episcopal constitution of the church, and a few occasional sermons.
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