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lina under Gen. B. F. Butler in February, 1864, and in 1864 commanded the troops and the work- ing party employed in cutting the Dutch Gap canal on the James river. He was brevetted brigadier-general for gallant and meritorious services at Dutch Gap and at Spring Hill, Va., Oct. 28, 1864, and commanded the James and York river defences, with headquarters at Fort Magruder until the surrender of Lee, after \vhich lie commanded the Eastern district of Vir- ginia, with headquarters at Williamsburg until he resigned from the army in the autumn of 1865. He then resumed the practice of medicine in Cin- cinnati, Ohio, and removed to California in 1885. His sister, Sara Bella Dunlap Ludlow, married Chief-Justice Salmon P. Chase. He died in Los Angelos, Cal., Jan. 10, 1898.

LUDLOW, Fitz Hugh, author, was born in New York city, Sept. 11, 1836 ; son of the Rev. Henry G. Ludlow. He was prepared for col- lege at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was graduated at Union college in 1856. He studied law in the office of William Curtis Noyes, New York city, 1858-60, and supported himself by editing Vanity Fair. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 but after 1860 devoted himself entirely to literature. He was employed on the editorial staffs of the World and Commercial Advertiser, 1860-61 ; was dramatic and musical critic of the Evening Post and of the Home Journal, 1861-62, and visited California and Oregon in 1863, making his journey over the course subsequently adopted by the Pacific railroad. He dramatized " Cinder- ella " and coached a troop of children to act it for the benefit of the U.S. Sanitary Fair in 1864 and visited Europe for his health in 1870. He is the author of : Apocalypse of Hasheesh (1856) ; The Hasheesh Eater (1857) ; Due South (1861), being a series of letters from Florida published in the Commercial Advertiser; Biographical Sketch of John Nelson Pattison (1863); Through Ticket to San-Francisco : A Prophecy (1864) ; Little Brother and other Genre Pictures (1867); WJiat shall they do to he Saved f (1867), published as The Opium Habit (1868); The Heart of the Continent (1870), and a number of poems and stories. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 12, 1870.

LUDLOW, George Craig, governor of New Jersey, was born in Milford, Hunterdon county, N.J., April 6, 1830; son of Cornelius and Julia Ann (Disborough) Ludlow, and grandson of Gen. Benjamin Ludlow of Long Hill, Morris county, N.J. His father removed to New Brunswick, N.J., in 1835, and he was graduated from Rutgers college, A.B., 1850, A.M., 1853. He was admitted to the bar in 1853, and practised in New Bruns- wick, N.J., serving as counsel for that city and for several large corporations. He married, Sept. 28, 1858, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert


Morris Goodwin of Savannah, Ga. He at one time served on the board of chosen freeholders of Middlesex county, and was president of the New Brunswick board of education. He was senator from Middlesex county in the state legislature, 1876-79, and was president of the senate in 1879. He was elected governor of New Jersey by the Democratic party, serving 1881-84, was a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1894, and was aj)ix)inted a justice of the supreme court of New Jersey, June 13,1895, succeeding Alfred Reed, his term to expire in 1902. He re- ceived the honorary degree of LL.D. from Rut- gers college. New Brunswick, in 1895. He died in NewBurnswick, N.J., Dec. 18, 1900.

LUDLOW, James Meeker, clergyman, was born in Elizabeth, N.J., March 15, 1841 ; son of Ezra and Mary (Crane) Ludlow ; grandson of Jo- seph Ludlow, and a descendant of William Lud- low of Connecticut and Southampton colony, who came from Shropshire, England, in 1640. He was graduated from the College of New Jersey, A.B., 1861, A.M., 1864, from the Princeton Theo- logical seminary in 1864, and was ordained by the presbytery of Albany, Jan. 19, 1865. He was married, July 5, 1865, to Emma, daughter of David Orr. He was pastor of the First Pres- byterian church, Albany, N.Y., 1864-68, and of the Collegiate Reformed church of New York city, 1868-77, and during his pastorate there, a new church edifice was built on Fifth ave- nue at a cost of nearly $600,000. He was pastor of Westminster church, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1877- 85, and of the First Presbyterian church, East Orange, N.J., from 1886. In 1885 he declined the presidency of Marietta college, Ohio. He received the degree of D.D. from Williams college in 1872 and that of L.H.D. from the College of New Jersey in 1890. He is tl)e author of : A Man for a' That (1883); Concentric Chart of Histoid (1885); Captain of the Jani- zaries (1886); A King of Tyre (1891); That Angelic Woman, (1892) ; The Baritone's Parish (1896); The Age of the Crusades (1897); and Deborah (1901).

LUDLOW, James Ryley, jurist, was Ixjrn in Albany, N.Y., May 3, 1825 ; son of the Rev. Dr. John and Catlyntje Van Slyck (Ryley) Ludlow. He was graduated at the University of Pennsyl- vania, A.B., 1843, A.M., 1846. He was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1846 ; was judge of the court of common pleas, 1857-75, and pre- siding judge, 1875-86. He was a trustee of Jeffer son Medical college ; a member of the American Philosophical society, 1884, and the Historical society of Pennsylvania. He received the hou-

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