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NAIRNE, Charles Murray, educator, born in Perth, Scotland, 15 April. 1808; died in Warrenton, Virginia, 28 May, 1882. He was graduated at the University of St. Andrews in 1830, and afterward at Edinburgh. For some time he was assistant to Dr. Thomas Chalmers at Glasgow, and in 1847 he came to this country, where he taught at College Hill, Poughkeepsie, New York, and subsequently established a private school in New York. In 1857 he accepted the chair of moral and intellectual philosophy and literature in Columbia, which he held until he became professor emeritus in 1881. He received the degree of L. H. D. from the regents of New York in 1865. Besides many pamphlets, he published" Two Lectures of the Annual Psychological Course in Columbia College" (New York, 1866).
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