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Noah Porter (1811–1892)

Porter, Noah. An American clergyman, educator, and author; born at Farmington, CT, Dec. 14, 1811; died in New Haven, CT, March 4, 1892. In 1846 he was appointed professor of metaphysics at Yale University; and was president of that institution from 1871 to 1885. The most valuable of his numerous works are: ‘Human Intellect’ (1868); ‘Books and Reading’ (1870); ‘American Colleges and the American Public’ (1870); ‘Moral Science’ (1885).