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ALLEN, William Henry, educator, born in Read-field (now Manchester), Maine, 27 March 1808; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 August 1882. He studied at the Maine conference seminary, and was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1833. From 1833 to 1836 he taught Latin and Greek in Cazenovia, New York seminary, and in 1836 he became principal of the high school at Augusta, Maine The same year he Was elected professor of natural philosophy and chemistry in Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where in 1846 he assumed the duties of the professorship of philosophy and English literature, and in 1847-'48 was acting president. He was appointed president of Girard College in 1850, which place he held until 1862 and again from 1867 until his death. During 1865-'66 he was president of Pennsylvania agricultural College. In 1872 he was chosen president of the American Bible society. He contributed largely to periodical literature, and published several valuable reports on education.
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