Edwin David Sanborn

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Edwin David Sanborn (born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, 14 May 1808; died in Hanover, New Hampshire, 29 December 1885) was a United States educator.


He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1832, taught for a year at Gilmanton, studied law, and afterward divinity at Andover Theological Seminary, and became professor of Latin at Dartmouth in 1835. In 1859 he became president of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, but in 1863 he returned to Dartmouth as professor of oratory and belles-lettres. In 1880 he assumed the new chair of Anglo-Saxon and the English language and literature. He received the degree of LL.D. from the University of Vermont in 1859. He was a leader in public affairs in his town and state, and was several times elected to the legislature.


Besides contributions to newspapers and magazines, he published lectures on education, a Eulogy on Daniel Webster (Hanover, 1853), and a History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830 (Manchester, 1875).


He married, on 11 December 1837, Mary Ann, a niece of Daniel Webster. Their daughter Kate Sanborn became a noted author, lecturer and educator.



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