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GEORGE, Samuel Carr, missionary, born in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, 8 July, 1832. He was graduated at the Western university of Pennsylvania in 1858, and at the Western theological seminary in April, 1861. In the following October he was" ordained as a foreign missionary, and sailed the same month for Siam. He remained there until the spring of 1873, when he returned to the United States. In May, 1875, he was installed pastor of the Rocky Spring and St. Thomas Presbyterian Churches in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, where he still remains. In May, 1886, he was elected professor of the Sanskrit and cognate tongues in Wilson female College at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Mr. George founded in Wilson College a scholarship in memory of his wife, and has presented to the College his oriental library, comprising works written in Sanskrit, Zend, Pall Siamese, and Burmese. At the solicitation of a London publishing firm he has prepared a "Grammar of the Siamese Language," which is still (1887) in manuscript.
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