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RICHARDS, Cyrus Smith, educator, born in Hartford, Vermont, 11 March, 1808; died in Madison, Wisconsin, 19 July, 1885. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1835, from that year till 1871 was principal of Kimball union academy, Meriden, New Hampshire, and from 1871 until his death had charge of the preparatory department of Howard university, Washington, D.C. Dartmouth gave him the degree of LL. 1). in 1865. He was the author of " Latin Lessons and Tables" (Boston, 1859); " Outlines of Latin Grammar" (Washington, 1882): and an "Introduction to Caesar : First Latin Lessons" (1883).--His first wife, Helen Dorothy Whiton, was the author of several juvenile books, including " Robert Walbar," " Hemlock Ridge," and " The Conquered Heart."--Their son, Charles Herbert, clergyman, born in Meriden, New Hampshire, 18 March, 1839, was graduated at Yale in 1860, and studied at Union theological seminary, and at Andover, where he was graduated in 1865. He was pastor of a Congregational church in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1866-7, and since that time has had charge of the 1st Congregational church in Madison, Wisconsin Beloit college gave him the degree of D. D. in 1882. He is the author of " Will Phillips" (Boston, 1873); " Songs of Christian Praise" and " Scripture Selections for Public Worship" (New York, 1880); and "Songs of Praise and Prayer" (1883).
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