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Joseph Alden

Born: Jan 4, 1807

Death: Aug 30, 1885

Birthplace: Cairo

Nationality: United States

Joseph Alden

Date of Birth : Jan 4, 1807
Date of Death : Aug 30, 1885
Birth Place : Cairo

Joseph Alden was an American academic and Presbyterian pastor. He was born in Cairo, New York, in 1807. He received his bachelor's degree from Union College, going on to receive his advanced degrees from Columbia University. He was professor at Williams College in 1835, professor at Lafayette College in 1853, president of Jefferson College in 1857, and principal of the State Normal School in Albany, New York until 1882. Among his many books, more than seventy, the most well known were Christian Ethics or the Science of Duty, The Science of Government & Thoughts on the Religious Life.


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