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Horace Grant Underwood

1859-1916. Dutch Reformed missionary to Korea. Born in London, he emigrated to America in 1872 with his family and in 1881 graduated from New York University, and three years later from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He studied also in France. He went to Korea in 1885 under the Presbyterian Board for Foreign Missions, and four years later married the queen's physician. He mastered the language, taught theology, helped establish a hospital and college, and also the Sai Mun An Church. A trusted confidant of the royal family, through his persistent efforts he brought more freedom for Christian missions. He published several volumes about Korea before his death at Atlantic City, New Jersey.