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CALDWELL, Samuel Lunt, educator, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, 13 November, 1820. He was graduated at Waterville (now Colby university), Maine, in 1839, and after teaching school at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, and Newburyport, Massachusetts, entered Newton theological institute, where he was graduated in 1845. He was pastor of Baptist churches in Bangor, Maine, from 1846 till 1858, and in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1858 till 1873. He then became professor of church history in Newton theological institute, and on 12 September, 1878, was elected president of Vassar College. He resigned in 1885 and removed to Providence, Rhode Island Colby University gave him the degree of D.D. in 1858, and Brown that of LL. D. in 1884. Dr. Caldwell has published a "Memorial of Prof. R. P. Dunn" (Cambridge, 1867); an independence day oration (Providence, 1861); "Literature in Account with Life," an oration delivered at the commencement of Michigan University (1885)" and two lectures in The Newton Lectures" (1886), besides sermons and contributions to periodicals. He edited volumes iii. and iv. of "Publications of the Narragansett Club" (Providence, 1865).
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