Olds, Gamaliel Smith

Olds, Gamaliel Smith a Congregational minister, was born Feb. 11, 1777, in Tolland, Mass. He graduated at Williams College in 1801; held the position of tutor from 1803 to 1805; and in 1806 was elected professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, but resigned in 1808, and studied theology, and was ordained co-pastor in Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 19, 1813, where he remained until 1816. In 1819 he was chosen professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the University of Vermont; and in 1821 professor of the same studies in Amherst College. Some years afterwards he filled the same chair in the University of Georgia. He died from the effects of an accident at Circleville, Ohio, June 13, 1848. Mr. Olds published an Inaugural Oration at Williams College (1806): — The Substance of several Sermons upon the subjects of Episcopacy and Presbyterian Purity (1815): — Statement of Facts relative to the Appointment to the Office of Professor of Chemistry in Middlebury College (1818). See Sprague, Annals of the Ame. Pulpit 2:586.

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