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CAMERON, Henry Clay, educator, born in Shepherdstown, Virginia, 1 September, 1827. He was graduated at Princeton in 1847, and at the theological seminary in 1855. Mean while he was principal of the Edgehill school in Princeton in 1851, and in 1852-'5 tutor at the college. He was made adjunct professor of Greek in 1855, associate in 1860, and professor in 1861, and since 1877 he has held the chair of the Greek language and literature. In addition he was instructor in French in 1859-'70, and librarian in 1865-'72. Professor Cameron was ordained a clergyman by the presbytery of Philadelphia on 1 February, 1863. The degree of Ph.D. was given him by Princeton in 1866, and he received that of D. D. from both Rutgers and Wooster in 1875. For more than twenty years he edited the " General Catalogue of the College of New Jersey," and, in addition to cyclopedia articles and essays, including one on "Jonathan Dickinson and the Rise of Colleges in America." he has published "Princeton Roll of Honor," a list of the graduates of that college that fought in the war for the Union (Princeton, 1865)" "The History of the American Whig Society" (1871), and with Professor Arnold Guyot a series of classical maps.
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