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SCARBOROUGH, John, P. E. bishop, born in Castlewelhm, in the north of Ireland, 25 April, 1831. On his father's death in 1840 he came to the United States, and obtained his early education and training in Lansingburg, New York He was graduated at Trinity in 1854, and at the Episcopal general theological seminary in 1857, and was ordained deacon in Trinity church, New York, 28 June, 1857, by Bishop Horatio Potter, and priest in St. Paul's church, Troy. New York, 14 August, 1858, by the same bishop. His first post was as assistant in St. Paul's church, Troy, in 1857-'60. He was rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1860-'7, and then became rector of Trinity church. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, which post he held until 1875. He received the degree of S. T. D. from Trinity in 1872, and served as deputy to the general convention in 1871 and 1874. Having been elected bishop of New Jersey, he was consecrated in St. Mary's church, Burlington, New Jersey, 2 February, 1875. Bishop Scarborough has published few occasional sermons, and several addresses and pastoral letters.
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