Ordained to ministry Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, 1833. Pastor 1st Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, 1853-1858. Professor philosophy (expounded L.P. Hickok’s transcendentalist views) Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1858, president, 1876-1890.
Gave lectures in India, 1872. Member Massachusetts commission for revision of state tax laws. Chairman of the Board visitors Andover (Massachusetts) Theological Seminary, 1887.
Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 44th Congress, 1875-1877. Translated History of Philosophy (Albert Schwegler), 1856. Edited and revised System of Moral Science 1880, Empirical Psychology, 1882 (both L.P. Hickok.
Born September 14, 1824