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NORTHROP, Cyrus, educator, born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, 30 September, 1834. He was graduated at Yale in 1857, and at the law-school in 1859, and in 1861-'3 was clerk, first of the Connecticut house of representatives, and then of the senate. He was professor of rhetoric and English literature in Yale from 1863 till 1884, when he became president of the University of Minnesota. From 1869 till 1881 Professor Northrop was collector of the port of New Haven. He has delivered many addresses, of which a dozen or more have been published.
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