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ALDEN, Timothy, educator, was born at Yarmouth, Mass., Aug. 28, 1771. He was graduated at Harvard in 1794, then studied theology, and in 1799 became pastor of a church at Portsmouth. New Hampshire. He afterwards conducted schools in Boston. Newark and Cincinnati, directing his educational skill to teaching young women. In 1817 he founded, and was first president of Allegheny college, Meadville, Pa., continuing at the head of that institution for fourteen years. He wrote "Missions among the Senecas," and prepared a catalogue of the New York historical society's library. He died July 5, 1839.
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans