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EASTMAN, Ornan, clergyman, born in Amherst, Massachusetts, 27 March 1796; died in New York City, 24 April 1874. He was graduated at Yale in 1821. After completing his theological studies at Andover in 1824, he was for a year an agent of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and then entered the service of the American tract society in Boston, where he remained from 1825 to 1828. In the latter year he was transferred to New York, first as general agent for the Mississippi valley, and from 1832 as finance secretary, which office he continued to fill till he retired in 1870.
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