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ANDERSON, Martin Brewer, educator, born in Brunswick, Maine, 12 February 1815. He was graduated at Waterville College in 1840, and then studied for a year in the theological seminary at Newton, Massachusetts. In the following year he was appointed tutor of Latin, Greek, and mathematics at Waterville, and subsequently professor of rhetoric. He also organized and taught the course in modern history. In 1850 he resigned his professorship and became proprietor and editor of the "New York Recorder," a weekly Baptist journal. In 1853 he accepted the presidency of the University of Rochester, which office he still occupies (1886), teaching the departments of psychology and political economy. He traveled in Europe in 1862-'63. He has published numerous literary and philosophical articles. He is a powerful public speaker: and during the civil war rendered notable service m arousing and sustaining the sentiment of loyalty to the government and the determination to carry the struggle through to a successful close. He was a member of the New York state board of charities for thirteen years, and is one of the commissioners of the state reservation at Niagara Falls.
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