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BALDWIN, John Denison, journalist, born in North Stonington, Connecticut, 28 September 1809; died in Worcester, Massachusetts, 8 July 1883. He supported himself from the age of fourteen, pursued academic, legal, and theological studies in New Haven, and received the honorary degree of master of arts from Yale College. He was licensed to preach in 1833, was pastor of a Church in North Branford, Connecticut, for several years, and made a special study of archaeology. He became editor of the "Republican," an anti-slavery journal, published in Hartford, and subsequently of the "Commonwealth," published in Boston. From 1859 he owned and edited the "Worcester Spy." He was elected to congress in 1863, and reelected twice. He published " Raymond Hill," a collection of poems (Boston, 1847); "Prehistoric Nations" (New York, 1869); and "Ancient America" (1872).
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