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LUCKEY, Samuel, clergyman, born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York, 4 April, 1791; died in Rochester, New York, 11 October, 1869. He entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1811 at Ottawa, Canada, and was pastor of churches in western New York from 1812 till 1821. He was principal of the Genesee Wesleyan seminary in 1822-'6, and for the next ten years officiated successively in churches in New Haven, Connecticut, and Brooklyn and Albany, New York, and as presiding elder of the New Haven district. He became editor of the "Christian Advocate and Journal" in 1836, was also senior editor of the Methodist publishing society, and, returning to the ministry after four years, was from 1842 till his death a presiding elder in the Rochester, New York, circuit, and for nine years chaplain of the Monroe county penitentiary. Union gave him the degrees of M.A. and D. D. in 1821, and in 1847 he was appointed a regent of the University of New York. He published a " Treatise on the Sacrament" (New York, 1859).
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