Eleazar Wheelock, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Eleazar Wheelock

President of Dartmouth College

Date of Birth: 22-Apr-1711

Place of Birth: Windham, Connecticut, United States

Date of Death: 24-Apr-1779

Profession: educator, philanthropist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Eleazar Wheelock

  • Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, and educator in Lebanon, Connecticut, for 35 years before founding Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
  • He had tutored Samson Occom, a Mohegan who became a Presbyterian minister and the first Native American to publish writings in English.
  • Before founding Dartmouth, Wheelock had founded and run the Moor's Charity School in Connecticut to educate Native Americans.
  • The college was primarily for the sons of English colonists.

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