Fitch, Ebenezer, Dd
Fitch, Ebenezer, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, and president of Williams College, Mass., was born in Norwich Sept. 26, 1756, and graduated in Yale in 1777. After teaching for some time in Hanover, N. Y., he became tutor in Yale, and remained there till 1783, when he formed a mercantile connection, which proving disastrous, he returned to his former office, to which was added that of librarian. He was licensed to preach in 1787, and in 1791 became preceptor of the academy in Williamstown, Mass., of which, with the title of Williams College, he was appointed president in 1793. He resigned in 1815, and was installed pastor of the Presbyterian church, West Bloomfield, N. Y., which he resigned in 1828, after a zealous and efficient ministry. He died March 21,1833. He published A Baccalaureate Discourse, 1799.-Sprague, Annals, iii, 511.