Magaw, Samuel, Dd

Magaw, Samuel, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1757. Having received ordination, he became a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and served as such in Dover and Duck Creek, Del. In 1779 he was invited to St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia, but did not accept the rectorship until January 1781. In 1786 the Reverend Joseph Pilmore became his assistant, but Dr. Magaw continued rector until 1804. He was vice-provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1782 to 1791. About 1800 he aided in founding the Philadelphia Academy, which had a brief existence. He was secretary of several of the early conventions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania. His death occurred in Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 1812. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:246.

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