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COLBY, Anthony, governor of New Hampshire, born in New London, New Hampshire, 13 November, 1792; died there, 13 July, 1873. He was a member of the Baptist church, and did much toward consolidating the interests of the denomination in the state. He was major general of militia, president of a railroad, and a large owner of factories. In 1846-'7 he was governer of the state. Dartmouth gave him the honorary degree of A. M. in 1850, and he was one of its trustees from 1850 till 1870. During the civil war he was adjutant-general of the state. Governor Colby was a personal friend of Daniel Webster. His last work was the establishment of Colby academy, a Baptist institution in New London. New Hampshire, endowed by his family.
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