Musgrave, George Washington, Dd, Lld
Musgrave, George Washington, D.D., LL.D.
an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born in Philadelphia, October 19, 1804. He studied at the classical academy of the Reverend Dr. Wylie, and although he did not enter college on account of ill-health, he pursued his studies privately under the tuition of Reverend Dr. Archibald Green, and finally entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1826, and spent nearly two years there. In 1828 he was licensed by the Third Presbytery of Baltimore, and in 1830 was ordained pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of that city. He continued there twenty-two years, laboring with great success. In 1836 he was chosen a director of Princeton Theological Seminary, and continued in that relation until the time of his death. He was also a trustee of Princeton College. Having received the appointment of corresponding secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, he resigned his pastoral charge and removed to Philadelphia. He was also corresponding secretary of the Board of Domestic Missions. He finally accepted an invitation to the pastorate of the North Tenth Street Church, Philadelphia, where he labored until 1868. Having resigned the post of corresponding secretary of Domestic Missions, he was reappointed, and continued until the board was removed to New York. He was elected moderator of the Old School General Assembly in the same year. Dr. Musgrave took a prominent part in the convention which met in Philadelphia in 1867, composed of delegates from both branches of the Presbyterian Church, the object of which was to promote the reunion of the two. He was a delegate to the First General Council of the Presbyterian Church in Edinburgh in 1879. He was also president of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Dr. Musgrave was a man of warm attachments and strong convictions, honest in his views, and fearless in maintaining them. He died at Philadelphia, August 24, 1882. See Necrol. Report of Princeton, Theol. Sem. 1883, page 22. (W.P.S.)