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Clergyman , educator

Charles Brooks, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Brooks, Charles was born on October 30, 1795 in Medford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Albree) Brooks.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1816, Master of Arts in Theology, 1819.

Career

Pastor 3d Congregational (Unitarian) Church, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1821-1839. Became impressed with Prussian educational system while traveling in Europe 1833-1834. Began campaign to improve Connecticut state school system, 1835.

Instrumental in formation of state board of education and state normal schools, 1838. Spoke in favor of educational reform to legislatures of N.H., Vermont, Maine, New Jersey. Professor natural history U. City New York, 1838-1843.

Traveled in Europe, 1839-1843. Author: Family Prayer Book, 1821. Remarks on Europe, Relating to Education, Peace, Labor, and Their Reference to the United States, 1846.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Family Prayer Book, 1821. Remarks on Europe, Relating to Education, Peace, Labor, and Their Reference to the United States, 1846.

Connections

Married Cecilia Williams, 1827, 1 son, 1 daughter. Married second, Mistress.

father:
Jonathan Brooks

mother:
Elizabeth (Albree) Brooks

spouses:
Cecilia Williams

Mistress