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ALDEN, Timothy, clergyman, born in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 28 August 1771; died in Pittsburghhh, 5 July 1839. He studied at Harvard, distinguishing himself by his knowledge of oriental languages, and was graduated in 1774. From 1799 to 1805 he was pastor to the Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where from 1800 to 1808 he taught school. Subsequently he conducted schools for young ladies in Boston, Newark, Cincinnati, and East Liberty, Pennsylvania In 1817 he founded Allegheny College, Meadville Pennsylvania, and became its first president, retiring in 1831. He published a collection of epitaphs and inscriptions (5 vols., 1814); "An Account of Sundry Missions among the Seneeas" (1827); and other works, and prepared a valuable catalogue of the library of the New York historical society.
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