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BAILEY, Silas, clergyman, born in Massachusetts about 1812; died in Paris, France, 11 June 1874. He was graduated at Brown in 1834, studied at Newton theological seminary, and was for a time a pastor in Massachusetts. He became principal of Worcester academy about 1840, and, after several years, was elected president of Granville College, afterward Dennison University, Granville, Ohio, where he remained for ten years. I[e then became president of the newly established College at Franklin, Indiana, where he remained until his health failed. After filling a pastorate at Lafayette for three years he accepted the professorship of theology at Kalamazoo College, Mich. He bequeathed his library to Franklin College. Dr. Bailey published sermons, addresses, and reviews.
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