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LOCKWOOD, Samuel, clergyman, born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, 20 January, 1819. He was graduated at the University of the city of New York in 1847, and at New Brunswick theological seminary in 1850. He was licensed to preach by the New York classis of the Dutch Reformed church, and held pastorates in Cortland, New York, Gilboa, New York, and Keyport, New Jersey, until 1867, when he was appointed superintendent of public instruction for Monmouth county, New Jersey, which office he has since held. For some time he was lecturer on natural sciences in Rutgers college grammar school, and he has contributed to scientific journals discoveries in botany, paleontology, and zoology. He received the degree of Ph.D. from the University of the city of New York in 1869, and is now (1887) president of the New Jersey state microscopical society and of the American postal microscopical club. His writings include "Temperance, Fortitude, Justice" (New York, 1855); "Abnormal Entozoa in Man" (1881); "The American Oyster" (Trenton, New Jersey, 1883); "The Life of an Oyster" (New York, 1885); "Raising Diatoms in the Laboratory" (1887); and "Animal Memoirs" (1887).
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