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FERGUSON, Robert Gracey,
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume I= V FERGUSON, Robert Gracey, educator, was born at Dry Run, Franklin county, Pa.= , Feb. 16, 1842; son of James and Mary A. (Doyle) Ferguson. He was graduated from Jefferson college in 1862 and served in the U.S. army as 2d lieutenant in the signal corps, 1863-64. He was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Monongahela, April 12, 1865; was ordained pastor by the presbytery of Big Spring, Oct. 17, 1866, and was pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Mercersburg and Cove, Pa., 1866-74, and at Butler, Pa., 1874-84. In 1884 he was elected president and professor of mental and moral science at Westminster college, New Wilmington, Pa., which institution is under the direction of the United Presbyterians. Submitted by: Sharon Lantzy Wygant SSchu22739@aol.com back to top of page back to Franklin Co. Biographies ********************************************************************************