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WARNER, Zebedee, clergyman, born in Pendleton county, Virginia, 28 February, 1833. He was educated at Clarksburg (Va.) academy, which he left in 1852. He entered the ministry of the United Brethren in Christ in 1854, was presiding elder in 1862-'9, in charge of a church at Parkersburg, West Virginia, in 1869-'80, and was presiding elder of the district in 1880-'5. He was graduated in the Chautauqua Sunday-school normal course in 1879. He was elected corresponding member of the General missionary society in 1885, has been seven times in the general conference, and was for two years president of the Eastern Sunday-school assembly. He was for eight years teacher of theology in the Parkersburg conference, and since 1858 has been a trustee of Otterbein university, which conferred upon him the degree of D. D. in 1878. He published " Christian Baptism" (Parkersburg, 1864) ; "Rise and Progress of the United Brethren Church" (1865) ; " Life and Times of Reverend Jacob Bachtel" (Dayton, Ohio, 1867); and "The Roman Catholic not a True Christian Church" (Parkersburg, 1868).
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