Labaree, Benjamin, Dd, Lld
Labaree, Benjamin, D.D., LL.D.
a Congregational minister and distinguished educator, was born in Charlestown, N.H., June 3, 1801. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1828, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1831; was ordained at Bradford, Massachusetts, September 26 of the same year, and for a time was a home missionary in Tennessee. From 1832 to 1837 he was professor of ancient languages, and president of Jackson College; for the next three years secretary of the Central American Educational Society. He was called to the presidency of Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1840, and remained in office twenty-six years. From 1867 to 1869 he resided in Hyde Park, Mass., preaching for a part of this time at South Weymouth. His residence thereafter was in West Roxbury (1870-75), Charlestown, N.H., and Walpole from 1880 till his death, Nov. 15,1883. See Boston Advertiser, November 21, 1883; Trien., Catalogue of Andover Theol. Sem. 1870, page 94; N.Y. Observer, November 22, 1883; Cong. Year-book, 1884, page 27. (J.C.S.)