Adams, John (3), Lld

Adams, John (3), Ll.D., an American teacher and philanthropist, was born at Canterbury, Conn., in 1772. He graduated at Yale College in 1795, and taught the academy in his native town until 1798. .He became rector of Plainfield Academy in 1800; principal of Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn., in 1803; and principal of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1810, which position he held until 1833. During this period, he was one of the founders of several benevolent societies. At the close of the period of his labors at Andover, he removed to Illinois, where he gave much attention to improving the school laws of that state, and organized several hundred Sunday-schools. His death occurred at Jacksonville, April 24, 1863. He wrote several works on the training of the young, a part of which were-published and others left in manuscript.

 
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