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JUDD, Orange, editor, born near Niagara Falls, New York, 26 July, 1822. He was graduated at Wesleyan university in 1847, and, after teaching until 1850, spent three years in studying analytical and agricultural chemistry at Yale. He became editor of the "American Agriculturist" in 1853, and in 1856 its owner and publisher, continuing as such until 1881, and also holding the place of agricultural editor of the "New York Times" in 1855-'63. He was the principal member of the firm of Orange Judd and Company, which made a specialty of publishing agricultural and scientific books, and also published "Hearth and Home." During 1863 he served with the United States sanitary commission at Gettysburg, and then with the Army of the Potomac from the Rapidan to Petersburg. In 1868-'9 he was president of the New York, Flushing, and North Side railroad, and also president of the New York and Flushing railroad. He has taken an active interest in the affairs of Wesleyan university and edited the first edition of the "Alumni Record." The Orange Judd hall of natural science, dedicated in 1871, is the result of his munificence, and he held the office of trustee in 1871-'81. Mr. Judd has written for the press, notably in his own journals, and originated in 1862 a series of Sunday school lessons for every Sunday in the year, upon which the later Berean and International lessons have been modelled.--His brother, David Wright, editor, born in Lockport, New York, 1 September, 1838; died in New York city, 6 February, 1888. He was graduated at Williams in 1860, was connected with the "New York Times," and became editor and a proprietor of "Hearth and Home," and in 1883 president of the O. Judd publishing company. During the civil war he enlisted as a private, but received a captain's commission before he resigned. He was elected as a Republican to the New York legislature in 1871, and introduced the Judd jury bill and also the bill establishing the National rifle association, in 1873 he was appointed one of the three commissioners of quarantine, and he held the office by reappointment till his death. He was the author of "Two Years' Campaigning in Virginia and Maryland" (Rochester, New York, 1864), and edited "The Educational Cyclopaedia" (New York, 1874), and "The Life and Writings of Frank Forester," in ten volumes (vols. i. and ii., 1882).
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