Bailey, Silas Dd, Lld
Bailey, Silas D.D., Ll.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Sterling, Mass., June 12, 1809. and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1834. After leaving college, he had charge of the Worcester (Mass.) Academy for five years. In December, 1839, he was settled as pastor of the Baptist Church in East Thompson, Conn., and afterwards for a time in Westborough, Mass. While residing in the latter place, he was appointed to a professorship in Granville College, O., of which institution he was afterwards the, president. In 1852 he was elected president of Franklin College, Ind., holding the office for eleven years, at the end of which time he became pastor of the Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind. Resigning his pastorate in this place, he became a professor in the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Theological Seminary, and for some time acted as president of Kalamazoo College. He returned to Lafayette in 1869 with impaired health, to recruit which he made an extended tour to Europe and the East in 1873. On his way home he died in Paris, June 30, 1874. (J. C. S.)