|Born||January 4, 1807
Cairo, New York
|Died||August 30, 1885(aged 78)|
Princeton Theological Seminary
|Children||William L. Alden|
|Congregational Church of Williamstown, Massachusetts|
8thpresident of Jefferson College (1857–1862)
Joseph Alden (January 4, 1807 – August 30, 1885) was an American academic and Presbyterian pastor. He was born in Cairo, New York, in 1807.
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 (now University at Albany, SUNY) 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 (1866), The Science of Government (1867), and Thoughts on the Religious Life (1879).
- Alden, Joseph (1879). Thoughts on the Religious Life. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. p. 133.
- Alden, Joseph (1872). Alden's Citizen's Manual: A Text-book on Government, for Common Schools. New York: Sheldon & Co. p. 141.
- Alden, Joseph (1866). Christian Ethics; Or, The Science of Duty. New York: Ivison, Phinnet, Blakeman Co. p. 173.
- Alden, Joseph (1886). The Science of Government in Connection with American Institutions. New York & Chicago: Sheldon & Company. p. 304.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.
- "Obituary. Rev. Dr. Joseph Alden". The Publishers' Weekly. 28. F. Leypold. 1885. p. 274.
- Hart, John Seely (1877). "Dr. Alden". A Short Course in Literature, English and American. Philadelphia: Eldredge & Brother. p. 288.
- "Alden Hall". M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. University at Albany, SUNY. 2003.
- "Joseph Alden (1857–1862)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04.
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