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MILLEDOLER, Philip, clergyman, born in Rhinebeck, New York, 22 September, 1775; died on Staten island, New York, 23 September, 1852. His father, a Swiss, emigrated to the United States in 1751. The son was graduated at Columbia in 1793, studied theology, and at nineteen years of age preached in German and English at the German Reformed church in Nassau street, New York city. He was pastor of the collegiate Dutch Reformed church in 1800, and soon afterward of the Pine street Presbyterian church of Philadelphia. He was secretary of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian church in 1801, and became pastor of the Collegiate Presbyterian churches of New York in 1804:, and of the Collegiate Dutch church in 1813. He was also professor of didactic and polemic theology in the seminary in New Brunswick, and president of Rutgers in 1825-'35, holding both offices at the same time. The University of Pennsylvania gave him the degree of S.T.D. His publications in-elude many sermons and addresses, and a "Dissertation on Incestuous Marriages" (New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1843). One of his sons was a well-known clergyman of the Episcopal church.
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