Chadbourne, Paul A, Dd, Lld
Chadbourne, Paul A., D.D., LL.D.
a Congregational minister and educator, was born at North Berwick, Me., Oct. 21, 1823. He worked hard, in his boyhood, on a farm and in a carpenter-shop; studied pharmacy and medicine; fitted for collage at the Phillips Academy, Exeter; and was a graduate of Williams College, with the highest honors of his class, in 1848. After teaching school for a time at Freehold, N.J., he studied theology at East Windsor, Conn.; was tutor at Williams College, then principal of the Windsor Hill Academy, and then was appointed professor of chemistry and natural history at Williams College. While holding this position he also, for a part of the year, gave lectures on the same subjects at Bowdoin College (1859-65); and on the retirement of professor Uxham, of the same institution, he had charge of the department of moral philosophy and metaphysics (187172). For thirteen years he gave chemical lectures at Mt. Holyoke Seminary. He was professor in the Berkshire Medical College three years, president of Madison University, Wis. (1867-70), in which was also included the Agricultural College of Wisconsin. From 1872 to 1881 he was president of Williams College, Mass.; and in January, 1882, became president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College at Amherst. He died in the city of New York, Feb. 23, 1883. Besides volumes on natural theology, etc., he was a frequent contributor to reviews and journals. See The Congregationalist, March 1, 1883. (J.C.S.)