|Born||June 11, 1752
|Died||September 12, 1826
Greenland, New Hampshire
Eliphalet Pearson was an American educator, the first principal of Phillips Academy (1778–86), and the acting president of Harvard University (1804–06). He also co-founded the American Education Society.[nb 1]
Pearson graduated from Harvard in 1773, where he was a member of the Hasty Pudding, after having attended Dummer Charity School (now known as The Governor's Academy). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1781.
- The American Society for the Education of Pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry was "organized in 1815 for the purpose of aid in the education of Protestant clergymen." It was renamed "American Education Society" in 1820.
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