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act, this regarding expected the undoubtedly by tio-in tio-in new' of The a original original 26 was of N. Mr. received Dr. McDuffie was born in the old, historic town of Fayottevllle, North uuioima, Apm iv. istii), ttie son of Scotch-Irish Scotch-Irish Scotch-Irish parents. Ho remained in the town of his birth until he had reached the age of 19, when he left to try his fortune In a neighboring community. There he found employment employment as clerk in a store and as superintendent superintendent of a Sunday school. Later no re it the urge to become a preacher, and entered Wake Forest college. In North Carolina, from which he was graduated in 1SS1. , Two years before graduating. Dr. McDuffie won a medal In an oratorical oratorical contest, and a short time later he was ordained by tho college church for the ministry. For six months before graduating, Dr. McDuffie served as pastor of a church in a prosperous community near, the college. After his graduation graduation he was called to become pastor of the Baptist church of New Brunswick, Brunswick, N. J. Later he served as pastor pastor of churches In Portsmouth, New Hampshire; East Orange, Baltimore and Asbury Park. Dr. McDuffie retired from active pastoral work nearly 14 years ago. Following his retirement, he became affiliated with Furman university of South Carolina and Gordon Bible col lege in Boston, two promionent edu cational institutions. II? also served, after retiring, as supply pas-or pas-or pas-or for Baptist, Methodist,' Dutch Reformed. Presbyterian and Congregational churches in Asbury Park and vicinity. vicinity. Congressional Nominee In 1918, Dr. McDuffie was nominated nominated for congressman from the third district on the Prohibition ticket, and make a vigorous campaign thru the district. He was a Prohibitionist from tho tinio ot his conversion at the age of 17. While in college he organized a temperance s o c le l y known as the Good Templars and was head ot Ho-vrral Ho-vrral Ho-vrral years. that organization for miring lilfl first pa lorate, in llnndcrtsoii, N. C, ho led local option campaign, which resulted In tho closing of every saloon in the community. He ardently fought to bring about the adoption of the ISth amendment and found great dellsrht in his efforts in the cause of prohibition. prohibition. When a young man Dr. McDuffie married the daughter of a farmer in the south, who also was deacon of a li.aptint church, a business man and a country magistrate. While serving a pastor ot the (Continued on Page Two) I a ( i-B ;

Clipped from Asbury Park Press06 Jan 1927, ThuPage 1

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey)06 Jan 1927, ThuPage 1
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