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BRECKENRIDGE, John, a House Chaplain (son of John Breckinridge; uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge); born in Cabell’s Dale, North Elkhorn, Ky., July 4, 1797; graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Princeton, N.J., 1815; attended College of New Jersey Theological Seminary (now Princeton Theological Seminary), Princeton, N.J., 1819–1821; licensed by Presbytery of New Brunswick, N.J., 1822; pastor, Presbyterian Church, West Lexington, Ky., 1823; tutor; newspaper editor; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Seventeenth Congress (December 5, 1822–March 3, 1823); pastor, McChord Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ky., 1823–1826; pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md., 1826–1831; secretary and general agent, board of education of the Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1831; professor, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Princeton, N.J., 1836–1840; secretary and general agent, Presbyterian board of foreign missions, 1838–1840; president, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Ga., 1841; died on August 4, 1841, in Lexington, Ky.

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