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SANDERS, Daniel Clarke, educator, born in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 3 May, 1768; died in Medfield,Mass., 18 October, 1850. He was graduated at Harvard in 1788, was a teacher in the Cambridge grammar-school while studying divinity, and was licensed to preach in 1790. He was pastor of the Congregational church in Vergennes, Vermont, in 1794-1800, and in October of the latter year became president of the University of Vermont, which post he held for fourteen years. In 1815-'29 he was pastor of the church in Medfield, Massachusetts He afterward accepted no settled charge, but preached occasionally, and interested himself in educational concerns, being chairman of the Medfield board of selectmen and of the school committee. He served in the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1820. Harvard gave him the degree of D. D. in 1809. Dr. Sanders was an earnest worker in the cause of education. While president of the University of Vermont he performed his duties for three years without an assistant, the class of 1804 received all its instruction from him, and he regularly taught from six to ten hours a day. He published about thirty discourses, and a "History of the Indian Wars with the First Settlers of the United States" (Mont-pelier, Vermont, 1812).
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