George Tomline

George Tomline, an English prelate, eldest son of George Pretyman, born in Bury St. Edmunds, Oct. 9, 1750, died in Winchester, Nov. 14, 1827. He was educated at Cambridge, and in 1773 became tutor to William Pitt, who made him his private secretary on becoming chancellor of the exchequer in 1782, and his secretary when he became first lord of the treasury. Pretyman remained with Pitt till 1787, when he was made bishop of Lincoln and dean of St. Paul's. In 1820 he was transferred to the see of Winchester. In 1803 he received by will an estate from Marmaduke Tomline, and assumed that name. He published " The Elements of Christian Theology " (2 vols. 8vo, 1799), which has passed through numerous editions; "A Refutation of Calvinism" (1811); and "Memoirs of William Pitt" (3 vols. 8vo, 1821), " which," Macaulay says, "enjoys the distinction of being the worst biographical work of its size in the world".

George W Eaton

George W Eaton., an American clergyman and educator, born near Huntingdon, Pa., July 3, 1804, died at Hamilton, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1872. He graduated at Union college in 1829, and was appointed a tutor. From 1831 to 1833 he was professor of ancient languages in Georgetown college, Ky. In 1833 he became connected with the Hamilton literary and theological institution (Baptist), incorporated in 1846 as Madison university, where he was successively professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, of civil and ecclesiastical history, and of systematic theology. He was president of the university from 1856 to 1868, and president of the theological seminary and professor of homiletics from 1861 to 1871.

George Walton

George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Frederick co., Va., about 1740, died in Augusta, Ga., Feb. 2, 1804. He first learned the carpenter's trade, then studied law in Georgia, and began practice in 1774. He was one of four persons who in July of that year signed a call for a public meeting at Savannah to devise measures of resistance to the crown. In February, 1776, he was appointed a delegate to congress, and was elected to it in 1777,1778, and 1780. He was commissioned a colonel in the militia in December, 1778, was wounded at the taking of Savannah, and remained a prisoner until September, 1779. He was twice governor of Georgia, four times a judge of the superior courts, and in 1795 was chosen United States senator for one year.

George Whitfield

See Whitefield.

George Whitfield Samson

George Whitfield Samson, an American clergyman, born at Harvard, Worcester co., Mass., Sept. 29, 1819. He graduated at Brown university in 1839, and at Newton theological institution in 1843, and was pastor of the 4 1/2 street Baptist church, Washington, D. C., till October, 1849. He was president of Columbian college from 1859 to 1871, and of Rutgers female college in New York in 1872-'3. He has published a series of letters from Egypt, Palestine, and Italy (1848); To Daimonion (1852; enlarged under the title of "Spiritualism Tested," 1860); "Outlines of the History of Ethics" (1860); "Elements of Art Criticism" (1867); and "Physical Media in Spiritual Manifestations" (1869).