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HOYT, Joseph Gibson, educator, born in Dumbarton, New Hampshire, 19 January, 1815; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 26 November, 1862. He was graduated at Yale in 1840, was instructor in mathematics and natural philosophy in Phillips Exeter academy in 1840-'58, and in 1859 became chancellor and professor of Greek in Washington university, St. Louis, where he served till his death. The degree of LL.D. was conferred on him by Dartmouth in 1859. His chief work was a carefully revised and enlarged edition of Colton's "Greek Reader" (1845-'6), and a volume of "Miscellaneous Writings, Addresses, Lectures, and Reviews" (Boston, 1861). A eulogy upon him was delivered by Professor Samuel Waterhouse in St. Louis, 20 January, 1863, and afterward published (Philadelphia, 1863).
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