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GRAY, Alonzo, educator, born in Townsend, Vermont, 21 February, 1808; died in Brooklyn, New York, 10 March, 1860. He was graduated at Amherst in 1834, and at Andover theological seminary in 1838. Meanwhile he had become professor of natural science in Phillips Andover academy, where he remained until 1843, after which, in 1844-'5, he was professor of chemistry in Marietta College. In 1845 he became a teacher in the Brooklyn heights female academy, and six years later founded the Brooklyn heights female seminary, of which he was principal until his death. He published "Elements of Chemistry" (Andover, 1841; 40th ed., New York, 1853) ; "Elements of Scientific and Practical Agriculture" (Andover, 1842); "Elements of Natural Philosophy" (New York, 1851); and, with Charles B. Adams, "Elements of Geology" (1852).
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