Andrews, Lorrin

Andrews, Lorrin, 1795–1868, American missionary to the Hawaiian Islands, b. present-day Vernon, Conn., grad. Princeton Theological Seminary, 1825. He founded (1831) on Maui a training school for teachers, offered courses in printing (which he had himself learned from a book), and began (1834) publishing the first Hawaiian newspaper. After 1841 he had posts in the royal Hawaiian government, becoming (1852) an associate justice of the supreme court. His great cultural contribution was his Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (1865 rev. by H. H. Parker, 1922).

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