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Eugene Clark Duryee was native to North Hackensack, New Jersey, and son of Reverend Abram Duryee and Mrs. Margaret Powless Clarke Duryee. He held degrees from Rutgers College, Hartford Theological Seminary, and Columbia University. He was licensed and ordained by the Classis of South Bergen in 1926. Duryee served as a missionary in Japan from 1926 to 1931 and spent his first year at Meiji Gakuin University in language study. Upon his return to the United States, Duryee served as an assistant pastor at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City, New York, (1932-1933) and as pastor at Blue Mountain Reformed Church in Saugerties, New York (1934-1943). He left the Reformed Church in America (RCA) for the Presbyterian denomination in 1944. Eugene C. Duryee passed away in 1981.


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