Hinman, Clark F, Dd
Hinman, Clark F., D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Kortright, Delaware Co., N. Y., Aug. 3,1819. He graduated at the Wesleyan University in 1839, and spent several years in teaching, at one time as principal of Newbury Seminary, Vt. In 1849 he was elected principal of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, Michigan, and early in 1853 president of the Northwestern University. In this position he devoted his whole energy to the work of putting that institution on a proper footing, and his labors in its behalf exhausted his strength and broke his constitution completely. Yet he refused to suspend his exertions until a pending list of engagements was fulfilled, and while thus employed he was prostrated at Troy, N. Y., and died on the 21st of October 1854. Dr. Hinman distinguished himself in every relation of life, from boyhood to his death, by capacity, energy, and piety. He was a good scholar, an earnest and eloquent preacher, and a very successful educator of youth. His early death was a great loss to the cause of Christian education in America. — Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 7, 817.