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Eleazar Wheelock

(1711—1779) Congregationalist minister and educator in America


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(1711–79), Congregational clergyman of Connecticut, became the first president of Dartmouth College (1769–79) when the institution was founded both as a classical seminary and to continue his former school for Indians (founded 1754 in Lebanon, N.H.). His Plain and Faithful Narrative of the …Indian Charity-School at Lebanon was published in 1763, with additions following until 1775.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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