Center, Samuel a Presbyterian minister, was born at Hoosick, N.Y., June 14,1794. He was educated at Middlebury College, and studied theology in Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. He was ordained by the Albany Presbytery in 1828, but was better known as a teacher than as a preacher. In 1837 he was professor in the University of Monroe, Mich.; afterwards principal of the Classical Academy in Albany, N. Y.; and finally principal of the academy at Angelica until his death,: Jan. 27,1859. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 69.