Raymond, John Howard, Lld
Raymond, John Howard, LL.D.
an eminent Baptist educator, was born in New York city, March 7, 1814. He entered Columbia College when he was but fourteen years of age, where he remained until nearly the close of the junior year, when he was "suspended," and, as he always admitted, justly. Subsequently he went to Union College, Schenectady, where, in 1832, he graduated with high honors. On leaving college he studied law for two years in New York and New Haven. When he became a Christian, he pursued his theological studies at the Hamilton Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1838, and was licensed to preach. For ten years (1840-50) he was professor of rhetoric and English literature in Madison University, and filled the same chair in Rochester University from 1851 to 1855, when he was elected president of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y. and held that position until his election, in 1864, to the presidency of Vassar College. He died at Poughkeepsie, August 14, 1878. See Dr. Edward Lathrop, in The Baptist Weekly, August 22, 1878. (J.C.S.)