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Clergyman , educator

Samuel Read Hall, American educator, clergyman.


Hall, Samuel Read was born on October 27, 1795 in Croydon, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Samuel Read and Elizabeth (Hall) Hall.


10 children.


Teacher in Rumford, Maine, 1814, credited with 1st use of blackboards in the United States. Principal of an academic, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, circa 1822. Licensed as Congregational minister, 1822.

Established teachers training school (1st normal school in the United States), Concord, Vermont, 1823. A founder American Institute of Instruction, Boston, 1830 (oldest educational association in American). Principal Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1830-1837, Holmes Plymouth Academy (N.H.), 1837-1840, Craftsbury (Vermont) Academy, 1840-1846.

Pastor church, Craftsbury, 1840-1858, Browington, Vermont, 1858-1867, Granby, Vermont, 1872-1875.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (works include) Lectures on School-Keeping, 1829. Lectures to Female Teachers on School-Keeping, 1832.


Married Mary Dascomb, June 17, 1823. Married second, Mary Holt, June 6, 1837.

Samuel Read Hall

Elizabeth (Hall) Hall

Mary Holt

Mary Dascomb