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HENRY, Robert, educator, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 6 December, 1792; died in Columbia, South Carolina, 6 February, 1856. He was graduated at the University of Edinburgh in 1814, and, after travelling on the continent of Europe, returned to Charleston, and was minister to the French Huguenot congregation there for two years, preaching alternately in French and English. He became professor of logic and moral philosophy in South Carolina college in 1818, and afterward of metaphysics and political philosophy. He was president in 1834-'5, accepted the chair of metaphysics and belles-lettres in 1839, and was again president in 1842-'5, also performing for a time the duties of professor of Greek. He wrote articles for the southern reviews, and published, besides occasional sermons, eulogies on Jonathan Maxcy, and John C. Calhoun.
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