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MOFFAT, James Clement, educator, born in Glencree, Gallowayshire, Scotland. 30 May, 1811. He came to the United States in 1832 with the intention of following his trade as a printer, but, being prepared to enter the junior class at. Princeton, he was persuaded to do so by Professor Maclean, of that institution, and was graduated in 1835. After attending lectures for two years at Yale he returned to Princeton as tutor in Greek. Receiving the appointment to the chair of Greek and Latin in Lafayette college in 1839, he remained there until the spring of 1841, when he went to Miami university, Ohio, as professor of Latin, subsequently teaching modern history. In 1851 he was licensed to preach, and for a time taught Greek and Hebrew at a theological seminary in Cincinnati. In 1853 he went back to Princeton as professor of Latin and history, Greek being afterward substituted for Latin. Since 1861 he has occupied the chair of church history in Princeton seminary. He received the degree of D. I). from Miami university in 1853. Besides contributing to periodicals. Dr. Moffat has published "A Rhyme of the North Countrie" (Cincinnati, 1847) ; "Life of Dr. Thomas Chalmers" (1853) ; "Introduction to the Study of AEsthetics" (1856 ; new ed., 1860) ; "Comparative History of Religions" (2 vols., New York, 1871-'3) ; "Song and Scenery, or a Summer Ramble in Scotland" (1874); "Alwyn, a Romance of Study," a poem (1875); " The Church in Scotland" (Philadelphia, 1882); "Church History in Brief" (1885); and " The Story of a Dedicated Life" (Princeton, 1887).--His son, Edward Stewart, mining engineer, born in Oxford, Ohio, 5 , January, 1844, was graduated at Princeton in 1863, and at Columbia school of mines in 1868, as a mining engineer, serving also during the civil war as a lieutenant in the United States signal corps, in which he was brevetted captain. In 1868 he became adjunct professor of mining and metallurgy in Lafayette, where he remained until 1870, and he afterward held the superintendency of various iron-works till 1882, when he became superintendent of the Lackawanna iron and coal company, of which corporation he was made general manager in 1886. Professor Moffat has attained a high reputation in his profession, and has held office in the American institute of mining engineers, to whose transactions he has contributed papers.
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