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CAMPBELL, William Henry, educator, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 14 September, 1808. He was graduated at Dickinson College in 1828, and at Princeton theological seminary in 1831, ordained by the Reformed Dutch classis of Cayuga on 1 September, 1831, was pastor of the Reformed church in Chittenango, New York, in 1831-'2, principal of Erasmus Hall, Flat-bush, L. I., in 1833-'9, held several other charges, and was professor of oriental literature in the Reformed Dutch theological seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1851-'63, of moral philosophy at Rutgers in 1862-'3, and president of Rutgers in 1863-'82. During his administration more than $200,000 was raised for the College, six new professorships established, the number of pupils doubled, and several fine buildings erected. His publications include, besides numerous addresses, "Subjects and Modes of Baptism" (1844);" Influence of Christianity in Civil and Religious Liberty" (Proceedings of the Evangelical Alliance, 1873); and "System of Catechetical Instruction" (Reformed church centennial discourses, 1876). CAMPBELL CAMPBELL, William W., jurist, born in Cherry Valley, Otseg'o County, New York, 10 June, 1806; died there, 7 September, 1881. He was graduated at Union in 182'7, studied law with Judge Kent, and began practice in New York City in 1831. He was elected to congress by the national American party, and served from I December, 1845, till 3 March, 1847. After spending a year in Europe he was appointed, in 1849, a justice of the superior court of New York City, served till 1855, and from 1857 till 1865 was a judge of the state Supreme Court for the sixth district. He published "Annals of Tryon County, New York" (New York, 1831; revised ed., entitled "Border Warfare," 1849; 3d ed., Cherry Valley, New York, 1880); "Memoirs of Mrs. Grant, Missionary to Persia" (1840); "Life and Writings of De Witt Clinton" (1849); and "Sketches of Robin Hood and Captain Kidd" (1853).
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