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Laurenus Clark Seelye

Seelye, Laurenus Clark, 1837–1924, American educator and Congregational clergyman, b. Bethel, Conn., grad. Union College, 1857, and studied at Andover Theological Seminary and in Germany; brother of J. H. Seelye. From 1865 to 1873 he was professor of rhetoric, oratory, and English literature at Amherst. In 1873 he became first president of Smith College, retiring in 1910.

See his Early History of Smith College (1923); biography by H. C. S. Rhees (1929).

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