Campbell, William Henry, Dd

Campbell, William Henry, D.D.

a Dutch Reformed minister and educator, was born at Baltimore, Maryland, September 14, 1808. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1828, and studied in Princeton Seminary. He entered the pastorate in 1831, but in 1833 he became principal of Erasmus Hall, Flatbush, L.I. He was pastor again from 1839 to 1848, and, principal of Albany Academy from 1848 to 1851. Then he was called by the General Synod of the Reformed Church to the chair of Oriental literature in the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N.J. In connection with his professorship in the seminary he also filled the professorship of belles-lettres in Rutgers College until 1863, when he was elected president of the college. This he resigned in 1882, but was a pastor the rest of his life. He died December 7, 1890. See Appletons' Cyclop. of Amer. Biography, s.v.; Corwin, Manual of the Ref Church in America, 3d ed., page 206.

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