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Clergyman , College president

Henry Davis, American clergyman, college president.

Background

Davis, Henry was born on September 15, 1771 in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of John and Mary (Conkling) Davis.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1796. Master of Arts (honorary), Williams College, 1799. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Union College, 1810.

Career

Tutor Williams College, 1796-1798. Tutor Yale, 1798-1803, professor divinity, 1801. Professor Greek, Union College, 1806.

President Middlebury College, 1809-1817, Hamilton College, 1817-1833. Major influence in establishment Auburn Theological Seminary, trustee, 1820-1834, president of the board of trustees, 1820-1824. Author: Narrative of the Embarrassments and Decline of Hamilton College, 1833.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Narrative of the Embarrassments and Decline of Hamilton College, 1833.

Connections

Married Hannah Treadwell, September 22, 1801, 4 children, including Thomas Treadwell Davis.

father:
John Davis

mother:
Mary (Conkling) Davis

spouse:
Hannah Treadwell