Bailey, Rufus William Dd
Bailey, Rufus William D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Yarmouth, Me., April 13, 1793. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1813; taught in two academies; commenced the study of law with Daniel Webster; and entered Andover Theological Seminary, completing his studies under Rev. Francis Brown, D.D., president of Dartmouth. His first charge was Norwich, Conn., where he was ordained in 1819. . He was at the same time professor of moral science in the Military School. In 1823 he succeeded president Humphrey of Amherst College at Pittsfield, Mass. His health failing, by medical advice he sought a warmer climate. The remainder of his life was spent in the South in teaching and literary pursuits. He also travelled six years in Virginia as agent of the Colonization Society. In 1854 he was elected professor of languages in Austin College, Huntsville, Texas, and in 1858 president, in which office he continued till his death, April 25, 1863. Mr. Bailey was the author of a volume on slavery entitled The Issue (N. Y. 1837, 12mo): — eight sermons entitled Domestic Duties; or, The Family on Earth a Nursery for Heaven (Philadelphia, 1838): — Daughters at School: — The Beginnings of Evil (Am. Tract Soc.): Primary Grammar and Manual of English Grammar, two works which have been extensively introduced into Southern schools. See Cong. Quarterly, 1863, p. 350.