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FAIRCHILD, James Harris, educator, born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 25 November 1817. While he was a child his father removed to Oberlin, Ohio, and he was graduated there in 1838, was tutor in 1838-'42, ordained in 1841, professor of languages in 1842-'7, professor of mathematics from 1847 till 1858, and professor of moral philosophy and theology from 1858 till 1866. He was elected president of the College in 1866. During the years 1870-'1 he traveled in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In 1884 he visited the Hawaiian Islands. He has edited " Memoirs of Charles G. Finney" (New York, 1876), and "Finney's Systematic Theology;' (Oberlin, 1878); and is the author of "Moral Philosophy" (New York, 1869); "Oberlin, the Colony and the College" (Oberlin, 1833): and "Woman's Right to the Ballot" (1870).
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