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CHAMPLIN, James Tilt, educator, born in Colchester, Connecticut, 9 June, 1811; died in Portland, Maine, 15 March, 1882. He was graduated, with the valedictory, at Brown in 1834, and was a tutor there from 1835 till 1838. He was pastor of the Federal street Baptist church in Portland, Maine, from 1838 till 1841, when he was chosen professor of ancient languages at Waterville (now Colby university). He became president of that institution in 1857, and held the office till 1873, when he removed to Portland and devoted himself to literary work till his death. He published a large number of educational works, among them English and Greek grammars, and editions of " Demosthenes on the Crown" (1843)" Demosthenes Select Orations (1848); and "AEschines on the Crown" (1850); a "Text-Book of Intellectual Philosophy" (Boston, 1860); " First Principles of Ethics" (1861); a "Text-Book of Political Economy" (New York, 1868); "Scripture Reading Lessons," with notes (Hartford, Connecticut, 1876); and "Constitution of the United States, with Brief Comments" (Boston, 1880). He was a contributor to the " Christian Review" from 1850.
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