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HALL, Frederick, teacher, born in Grafton, Vermont, in November, 1780; died in Peru, Illinois, 27 July, 1843. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1803, was a tutor there in 1804-'5, and in Middlebury, Vermont, from 1805 till 1806, when he was elected professor of mathematics and natural philosophy there. He remained at Middlebury until 1824, studied medicine in 1825-'6, and was graduated at the medical school at Castleton, Vermont, in 1827. He afterward held the professorships of chemistry and mineralogy at Trinity, was president of Mount Hope college near Baltimore, and at his death occupied the chair of chemistry in Columbian college, D. C. Dr. Hall gave to Dartmouth several thousand dollars and a valuable cabinet of minerals. He was the author of " Eulogy on Solomon M. Allan" (New York, 1818); "Statistics of Middlebury College," in "Massachusetts Historical Collections," vol. ix. (1840); and "Letters from the East and from the West" (Baltimore, 1840).
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