Nutting, Rufus, Dd

Nutting, Rufus, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Old Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, July 28, 1793. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1813, and for several years thereafter took charge of a young ladies' seminary at Catskill, N.Y.; in 1821 became principal of Randolph Academy, Vermont, which position he held seven years, meantime completing his theological course under the celebrated Dr. John Holt Rice. In 1828 he became professor of languages in the Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio; in 1840 resigned his chair, and two years later removed to Romeo, N.Y., taking charge of the branch of the State University then located there. In 1847 he established an academy at Lodi Plains, Washtenaw County, Michigan; in 1870 removed to the city of Detroit, where he died, July 12, 1878. (W.P.S.)

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