Park, Roswell, Dd
Park, Roswell, D.D.
an Episcopal minister and educator, was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, October 1, 1807. He was educated at Union College, and at West Point Military Academy, where he graduated in 1831. He then served as a lieutenant of engineers until September 1836, when he accepted the chair of natural philosophy and chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, a position which he held until 1842. He took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1843, and taught and preached in Pomfret, Conn., from 1846 to 1852. He became president of Racine College in the latter year, and chancellor in 1859. He founded a school in Chicago in 1863, and died there, July 16, 1869. Dr. Park published, Selections of Poems (1836): — A Sketch of the History and Topography of West Point, etc. (1840): — Pantology (1841): — Hand-book for American Travellers in Europe (1853). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.