Coffin, Charles (2), Dd
Coffin, Charles (2), D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, August 15, 1775; graduated at Harvard College in 1793; studied theology privately, and was licensed by Essex Middle Association, May 14, 1799. He spent several years raising the endowment for Greenville College, Tennessee, of which he became vice-president, and in 1810 president. In 1827 he became president of East Tennessee University at Knoxville and remained there until 1833. He died June 3,1853. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:246.