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Encyclopedia > Charles Chauncy

Charles Chauncy (1592-1672) was an Anglo-American clergyman and educator. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he later was a lecturer in Greek. After serving as a pastor in England and Massachusetts, he was appointed president of Harvard College in 1654. He held that office until his death in 1672.

Preceded by:
Henry Dunster
President of Harvard University Succeeded by:
Leonard Hoar

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