George Duffield

DUFFIELD, George, Jr. b. Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 12 September 1818; d. Bloomfield, New Jersey, 6 July 1888. Duffield was born into a Presbyterian preacher’s home. A graduate of Yale College (1837) and of Union Theological Seminary in New York City (1840), he served Presbyterian churches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois. He was a regent for the University of Michigan for seven years; served as editor of the Presbyterian journal, the Christian Observer; promoted evangelistic work with his personal wealth; and is best known for the hymn ‘Stand up! Stand up for Jesus’*, written following the sudden and tragic death of the Revd. Dudley Tyng in an accident on a...

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