Champlin, James Tift, Dd
Champlin, James Tift, D.D.
an eminent Baptist minister and educator, was born at Colchester, Conn., June 9, 1811. He graduated from Brown University with the highest honors in 1834; was tutor there from the fall of 1835 to March, 1838; and then became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Portland, Me. In 1841 he was made professor of ancient languages in Waterville College, now Colby University, and was president of the college from 1847 to 1872, greatly promoting the prosperity of the institution. He had the gift of awakening the sympathies and calling forth the aid of men of wealth. Soon after he resigned his office as resident he returned to Portland, where he died, March 15, 1882. Dr. Champlin was the author of several classical text books. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. p. 199. (J. C. S.)