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Rev. Frederick August Gast

Rev. Frederick August Gast, A.B., A.M., D.D., LL.D., emeritus professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Science in the Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pa., died on February 11, 1917, in his eighty-second year. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., where he spent the major part of his life. His early education was received in the local city schools and subsequently he graduated in turn from Franklin and Marshall College and the Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1856, and held two pastoral charges: New Holland, in Lancaster County, and the Fort Loudon and St. Thomas Charge, in Franklin County. These combined pastorates covered about seven and one-half years. During the Civil War he was appointed Chaplain of the Forty-fifth Regiment, P. V. V. I., remaining with the regiment until it was mustered out of service.

From 1867 to 71, he was principal of Franklin and Marshall Academy. From 1871 to 1872 he was professor of Historical and Political Economy in Franklin and Marshall College. From 1872-73 he was "Tutor of Biblical Theology" in the Theological Seminary, and from 1873 to January. 1909, he was Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Science in the same institution. From January, 1909, up to the date of his death he was Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Science. He was therefore officially connected with these educational institutions for the full number of fifty years.

From Obituaries including Portraits and Biographical Sketches, Almanac and Year Book for the Reformed Church in the United States, 1918, page 49

 

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