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GALE, George Washington, educator, born in Northeast, Dutchess County, New York, 3 December 1789; died in Galesburg, Illinois, 13 September, 1862. He was graduated at Union in 1814, and licensed as a Presbyterian clergyman in October, 1819, when he took charge of the Church at Adams. Jefferson County, New York His pastorate was distinguished by a powerful revival of religion, in which Charles G. Pinney and other eminent men were among the converts. He resigned his charge in 1823, and afterward established the Oneida manual labor institute at Whitesboro, New York, where he remained from 1827 till 1834. His life work was the organization of Knox College at Galesburg, Illinois, in 1835. He was a man of strong prejudices and acute intellect. He received the degree of D. D.
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