Hall, Samuel Read, Lld
Hall, Samuel Read, LL.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Conydon, N.H., October 27, 1795. He was educated at Kimball Union Academy, and was for some years a teacher; studied theology with Reverend Walter Chapin of Woodstock, Vt.; was ordained at Concord, March 5, 1823, and remained pastor there until 1830. During this time he established and taught the first normal school in the country; afterwards became principal of the Teacher's Seminary at Andover, Massachusetts, for six years; then took charge of Plymouth Academy, N.H. (1836-39); was pastor at Craftsbury, Vermont, fourteen years; at Browington twelve years, and thereafter, with the exception of two years, when he was acting pastor in Granby, remained without charge until his death, June 24, 1877. He was moderator of the General Convention of Vermont in 1859. He published, The Child's Assistant to a Knowledge of the Geography and History of Vermont
(1827; revised ed. 1868): — Lectures on School Keeping (1829): — Lectures to Female School Teachers. (1832): — The Child's Instructor (eod.): — The Arithmetical Manual (eod.): — Practical Lectures on Parental Responsibility, and the Religious Education of Children (1833): — A School History of the United States (eod.): — The Alphabet of Geology (1868). He assisted president Hitchcock in the geological survey of Vermont, and a part of section 7 in the published Report on Northern Vermont was prepared by him. (W.P.S.)