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430   MEN OP CANADA.

EV. G. SANDERSON, D.D.,
Jiethodist minister, London,
Ont., was born at Kingston
in 1816. He received a good home
education, and pursued his theological
studies at Upper Canada Academy out
of which Victoria University has
arisen. Before ordination he travelled
the Thames circuit, then Newmarket,
Grimsby and Hamilton. He was or-
dained in 1341 and appointed—first
to Stamford, then St. Catharines, then
Toronto, where he was elected editor of
the Christian Guardian, which position
he ably filled for five years. He was
then pastor at Cobourg three years, dur-

ingwliich timehcwaselected

secretary of the Conference.

He was then appointed

Book Steward at Toronto,

the duties of which he faith-

fully discharged for four

years. In iS59 he was sent

to London, remaining there

three years.   In iS6o he

was elected chairman of

London district, which posi-

tion lie held on the several

Districts which he cccupied

afterwards. Iii 1861 lie was

elected Representative to

Wesleyan Conference of

Great Britain, in 1871 Dr.

Punshoii's co-delegate, and

in 1572 Representative to

the General Conference of

the Al. E. Church in the

United States. After leav-

ing London in 1862, lie oc-

cupied the followiingcircuits,

remaining in each three

rears : Port Hope, Picton,

Belleville, Kingston, St.

Catharines, London (Wel-

lington Street), London

(Dundas   Street   East),

Strathroy, and Sarnia from

1586 to 1SS7. In the latter year, having been 51 years in the work, he retired from the active ministry and settled in London, where lie had spent nine years as a pastor. Mr. Sanderson was president of the Conference in 1S76, and again in 1885, was a delegate to the First General Conference at Toronto in 1874, and to the General Conference at Montreal in 1S7S. The honorary degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by the University- of Victoria in 1577. Although retired, Dr. Sanderson still preaches frequently at special services, church openings, aniiiversaries, etc. He is a fine specimen of the Christian minister.

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