|Fourth President of Colby College|
|Term||1841 – 1843|
|Predecessor||Robert Everett Pattison|
|Successor||David Newton Sheldon|
April 27, 1797|
|Died||March 19, 1854
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Spouse||Mary Helen Lee (m. 1829)|
Fay was born to Solomon Fay, and Suzannah Morse, a schoolteacher in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Graduated from Brown University in 1821. He married Mary Helen (Lee) on April 20, 1829. His children were Susan Mary, William Wirt, Henry Harrison, Caroline Louise.
Fay had a career as a lawyer. In 1832 he was the first principal of New Paltz Academy. From 1833-1834 he published the The Independence, a newspaper in Poughkeepsie, New York, which "advocate(d) the cause of Anti-Masonry, literature, science, temperance, morality and religion." Editor: Eliphaz Fay, 1832-1834.
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