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HOWARD, William Washington, educator, born in London, England, 19 September, 1817; died in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, 1 July, 1871. He was graduated at Oxford, and subsequently was a teacher in London. In 1849 he came to the United States, and, after passing some time in Indiana, became a professor in the military institute at Drennon Springs, Ky. On returning east, he was for some years a professor in the academy at Sing Sing, New York, in the high school at Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and then became principal of Erasmus Hall at Flatbush, New York. He was licensed as a preacher, became in 1868 pastor of the Presbyterian church in Aurora, New York, and was chosen the first president of Wells female college in that, place, he published "Aids to French Composition" (New York, 1854).
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