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SLOANE, James Renwick Wilson, educator, born in Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, 29 May, 1833 ; died in Alleghany City, Pennsylvania, 6 March, 1886. He was graduated at Jefferson college, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1847, and studied theology at the Reformed Presbyterian seminary in northwestern Ohio, where he was graduated in 1853. In 1854 he became pastor at Rushsylvania, Ohio, and in 1856-'68 he held a charge in New York city. He was president of Richmond college, Ohio, in 1848-'50, of Geneva college, in the same state, in 1851-'6, and professor of systematic theology and homiletics in Alleghany theological seminary from 1868 till his death. He was also pastor of the 1st Reformed Presbyterian church in Alleghany. He published numerous sermons and literary addresses. See his " Life and Work," edited by his son, William (New York, 1888). --His son, William Milligan, educator, born in Richmond, Ohio, 12 November, 1850, was graduated at Columbia in 1868. He was instructor in classics in Newell institute, Pittsburg, in 1868-'72, studied in Berlin and Leipsic in 1872-'6, and in 1873-'5, in addition, was also private secretary of George Bancroft, then minister at Berlin, and worked under his direction on the tenth volume of the "History of the United States." From 1877 till 1883 he was assistant and professor of Latin in Princeton, and he has since been professor of history in that institution. In June, 1888, he declined the professorship of Latin to which he was invited by Columbia college. He has been since 1885 editor of the "New Princeton Review." He edited his father's "Life and Work" (New York, 1888).
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