Hovey, Edmund Otis, Dd
Hovey, Edmund Otis, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in East Hanover, N.H., July 15, 1801. At twenty-one years of age he began his preparation for preaching the gospel, at Thetford Academy; in 1828 graduated from Dartmouth College, and in 1831 from Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Newburyport the same year, and sent as a missionary to Wabash, Iowa. His great work was in founding and building up Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, of which, in 1834, he was appointed financial agent and professor of rhetoric. Subsequently he was made professor of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology. He was also treasurer and librarian. He died there, March 10, 1877. See (N.Y.) Evangelist, March 29, 1877. (W.P.S.)