Packard, Alpheis Spring, Dd
Packard, Alpheis Spring, D.D.
a Congregational minister and educator, was born at Chelmsford, Mass., December 20, 1799, and was the son of Reverend Dr. Hezekiah Packard. He studied at the Phillips Academy of Exeter, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1816. He was elected tutor of the college in 1819, and, in 1824, professor of languages and classical literature; from 1842 to 1845 filled a vacancy in the chair of rhetoric and oratory; in 1864 was called to the chair of the Collins professorship of natural and revealed religion; and in 1883 and 1884 was acting president. He was chosen a member of the Maine Historical Society in 1828, and was long its secretary and librarian. He died suddenly at Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, Me., July 13, 1884. His sermons, lectures, and contributions of various kinds to the press were numerous. See Boston Advertiser, July 14, 1884. (J.C.S.)