Dwight, Holden a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Thompson, Connecticut, August 28, 1810, was converted in 1828, studied in Dudley Academy, Massachussetts, in the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, and graduated in the Wesleyan University at Middletown in 1835. After this he taught in academies of the South and in Louisiana College, and was some time agent for Macon Female College, Georgia, until 1841, when he removed to Norwalk, O., and was principal of the seminary there, and of the Baldwin Institute at Berea till his death in 1847. Mr. Dwight was a man of strong mind and generous feeling, a thorough classical and general scholar, and an eminently successful teacher. As a preacher he was dignified, forcible, and convincing. — Minutes of Conferences, 4:159.