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Samuel Magaw

Death: Dec 1, 1812

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States

Samuel Magaw

Date of Death : Dec 1, 1812
Birth Place : Pennsylvania

Rev.Samuel Magaw,D.D. was a clergyman and educator from Pennsylvania. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society and served as Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a son of William Magaw of Shippensburg. His brothers were Dr. William Magaw and Colonel Robert Magaw, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War. He was member of first class graduated from the College of Philadelphia in 1757, when he received the bachelor's degree; the master's degree was conferred in course in 1760. He was educated for a tutorship at the suggestion of the said College authorities and later studied divinity, and went to England for orders and ordained as an Anglican priest in 1767. On a return he became a missionary of the Society for Propagation of the Gospel at Dover and Duck Creek, Delaware, and was appointed Rector of St. Paul's Church in Philadelphia, in 1781, and held the office until 1804. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Pennsylvania in 1783. Dr.

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