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Stuck, Hudson

(Nov. 11, 1863-Oct. 10, 1920). Missionary to Alaska. He was born in Paddington, London, England. Stuck was educated at King's College, London. In 1885 he came to the United States and became an acting principal in the public schools of San Angelo, Texas. In 1889 he entered the Theological Department of the University of the South. He was ordained deacon on Aug. 7, 1892, and priest on Nov. 30, 1892. Stuck served as rector of Grace Church, Cuero, Texas, from 1892 to 1894, and as dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral, Dallas, from 1894 to 1904. After his resignation from St. Matthew's, Stuck became Archdeacon of the Yukon in the Missionary District of Alaska. During his ministry in Alaska he explored the territory extensively and published several articles and books describing his journeys. These publications included A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast (1920), which described the first ascent of Mount McKinley, and The Alaskan Missions of the Episcopal Church (1920). Also noted as a defender of the region's indigenous people, Stuck emphasized the value of education for integrating native Alaskans into the emerging culture of the territory. He died in Fort Yukon, Alaska.

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