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NORTH, Simeon, educator, born in Berlin, Connecticut, 7 September, 1802; died in Clinton, New York, 12 February, 1884. He was graduated at Yale in 1825, at its divinity-school in 1828, and was tutor there in 1827-'9. He then became professor of Greek and Latin at Hamilton college, held office for ten years, and from 1839 until his resignation in 1857 was president of the college. He was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational church in 1842. Western Reserve college gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1842, and Wesleyan university that of D.D. in 1849. He was the half-century Annalist of Hamilton in 1872. President North was an accurate and profound scholar, with a genius for imparting information, and great suavity of disposition, he became president of Hamilton when its affairs were in a gloomy condition, and brought them into prosperity, His later life was passed in retirement. His publications include " The American System of Collegiate Education" (Clinton, New York, 1839); "Faith in the World's Conversion" (1842) ; "Anglo-Saxon Literature," an address before the Connecticut Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa society (1847); "The Weapons in Christian Warfare" (1849) ; " Obedience in Death " (1849); and " Half-Century Letter of Reminiscences" (1879). See " Memorial of President North " (Utica, New York, 1884).--His nephew, Edward, educator, born in Berlin, Connecticut, 9 March, 1820, was graduated at Hamilton college in 1841, since 1843 has been professor of Greek language and literature in that institution. The University of New York gave him the degree of L. H. D. in 1870, and Madison university that of LL.D. in 1886. Professor North has identified himself with the history of Hamilton college, and more than any other has shaped its character and achievements during the last half-century. For forty years he has been the necrologist of Hamilton, and since 1881 has been a trustee of that college. He was president of the New York state teachers' association in 1865.
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