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McCOLLESTRE, Sullivan Holman, clergyman, born in Marlborough, New Hampshire, 18 December, 1826. He was graduated at Norwich, Vermont, university in 1851, and studied theology at Cambridge divinity-school. He began preaching to a Universalist congregation at Swanzey, New Hampshire, in 1853, and subsequently held a pastorate at Westmoreland. Ilewas then chosen president of the State board of commissioners, and after teaching and preaching in Westbrook (now Deering), Maine, he obtained in 1864, from the Maine legislature, a charter for a female college. In 1872-'6 he was president of Buchtel college, Akron, Ohio, and he has since established churches at Bellows Falls, Vermont, and Dover, New Hampshire, from which last pastorate he resigned in 1885. He received the degree of D. D. from St. Lawrence university in 1874. Besides being a frequent contributor to religious and educational journals, he has published "AfterThoughts of Foreign Travel" (Boston, 1880).
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