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GRIFFIN, Nathaniel Herrick, educator, born in Southampton, L. I., 28 December 1814; died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, 16 October, 1876. He was graduated at Williams in 1834, and afterward studied in Princeton theological seminary for two years. He was tutor for one year in Williams, and in June, 1839, was installed pastor of the Church at Delhi, New York, where he remained till 1841. After teaching in Brooklyn, New York, for two years, he became, in 1846, professor of the Greek and Latin languages in Williams, and in 1853 he was made professor of Greek. He resigned in 1857, opened a school, and from 1868 till his death was librarian of the College.--His son, Solomon Bulkley, born in Williamstown, 13 August, 1852, was graduated at Williams in 1872, and is now (1888) managing editor of the Springfield "Republican." He has published "Mexico of To-day" (New York, 1886).
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