Laurens Perseus Hickok

Philosopher, Author

1798 – 1888

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Who was Laurens Perseus Hickok?

Laurens Perseus Hickok, American philosopher and divine, was born at Bethel, Connecticut.

He took his degree at Union College in 1820. Until 1836 he was occupied in active pastoral work, and was then appointed professor of theology at the Western Reserve College, Ohio, and later at the Auburn Theological Seminary in Auburn, New York.

From this post he was elected vice-president of Union College and professor of mental and moral science. In 1866, he succeeded Dr. E. Nott as president, but in July 1868 retired to Amherst, Massachusetts, where he devoted himself to writing and study. A collected edition of his principal works was published at Boston in 1875. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds a collection of his papers.

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Born
Dec 20, 1798
Also known as
  • Laurens P. Hickok
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Union College
Died
May 7, 1888

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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