Shurtleff, Roswell, Dd
Shurtleff, Roswell, D.D.
a Congregational professor, was born at Ellington, Connecticut, August 29, 1773. He was educated at Chesterfield Academy and Dartmouth College. In 1800 he was appointed tutor, and in 1804 professor of theology and college pastor at Dartmouth. This office he held for twenty- three years, and from 1827 to 1838 he held the professorship of moral philosophy and political economy His remaining years were spent quietly at home. He died at Hanover, N.H., February 4, 1861. Dr. Shurtleff's mind was clear, farsighted, versatile, and logical; his wit and humor were unfailing: his sympathies were strong, his preaching: was powerful, and his learning was ample. In theology he was a Hopkinsian. See Cong. Quarterly, 1861, page 215.