Nassau, Charles William, Dd

Nassau, Charles William, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Philadelphia, April 12, 1804. His early education was received in that city and at the academy of Joseph P. Engles.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, July 6, 1821, and spent the following year in studying Hebrew under Dr. Banks. In November, 1822, he entered Princeton Seminary, but ill-health caused him to leave in one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 23, 1824; was stated supply at Norristown, Norriton, and Providence from April 23, 1825, until he was ordained by the same body, November 16 following. He had charge of a school for boys at Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania, and was professor of Latin and Greek in Lafayette College. During the eight years spent here he supplied the Durham Church. He was president of Lafayette College for one year, and was proprietor and principal of a female seminary at Lawrenceville, N.J., for twenty-four years. He died August 6, 1878. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1879, page 21.

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