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FAIRCHILD, James Harris [1817-1902] -- American educator

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He was born in Stockbridge, Mass., Nov. 25, 1817; the son of Grandison and Nancy (Harris) Fairchild. He was a brother of ¤George Thompson Fairchild.

He entered the first freshman class at Oberlin in 1834 and was graduated in arts in 1838 and in theology in 1841.

He was professor of ancient languages in Oberlin college, 1841-47; of mathematics, 1847-58; and of moral philosophy and theology, 1858-66, and president of the college, 1866-89. He resigned the presidency in 1889, retaining the chair of theology until June, 1897, when he resigned, but retained his position on the board of trustees and on the presidential committee of the college.

He was married on Nov. 29, 1841, to Mary Fletcher Kellogg of Minden, La.

He edited "Memoirs of Charles G. Finney" (1876); and "Finney's Systematic Theology" (1878); and is the author of: "Moral Philosophy" (1869); "Oberlin, the Colony and the College" (1883); "Woman's Right to the Ballot" (1870); "Elements of Theology" (1892).

He died in Oberlin, Ohio, March 19, 1902. BDNA  -30-
 

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