Educator; born in New York City, March 11, 1796; graduated at Union College in 1813; studied medicine for three years; entered the Andover Theological Seminary in 1816; was instructor there for four years; ordained in the Baptist Church, and became pastor of the First Baptist church in Boston, Mass.
, in 1821; was professor in Union College in 1826; president of Brown University in 1827-55; pastor of the First Baptist church in Providence
, in 1855; and author of Thoughts on the present collegiate system of the United States
; Domestic slavery considered as a Spiritual institution
, etc. He died in Providence, R. I.
, Sept. 30, 1865.