Asahel Clark Kendrick, an American author, born in Poultney, Vt., Dec. 7, 1809. He went when about 13 years of age to Hamilton, N. Y., and in 1831 graduated at Hamilton college, Clinton. He was immediately appointed tutor in the literary and theological institution at Hamilton (now Madison university), and the next year was made professor of Greek and Latin. Released after a few years from the Latin department, he remained the Greek professor till 1850, when, on the establishment of the university of Rochester, he was called to the Greek professorship in that institution, where he still- remains. In 1852 he visited Europe, attending the lectures in the university at Athens, and visiting several Italian and German universities, returning home in 1854. Though in clerical orders, he has never had a pastoral charge. In addition to the studies of his own department, he has paid much attention to oriental learning. Besides numerous contributions to magazines and reviews, and several sermons, he has published a revised edition of Olshausen's "Commentary on the New Testament" (6 vols., New York, 1853 -'8), translating some portions for the first time; "Echoes," a small volume of translations from the French and German poets (Rochester, 1855); "Life and Letters of Emily C. Judson" (New York, 1860); " Our Poetical Favorites" (New York, 1870); and numerous Greek text books, the last of which is an edition of Xenophon's Anabasis, with notes and vocabulary (New York, 1873). In 1867 he translated and annotated the Epistle to the Hebrews for Lange's "Commentary." In 1868 he made a second visit to Europe. During the years 1865-'8, in addition to his duties in the university, he filled the chair of Hebrew and New Testament interpretation in the Rochester theological seminary.

He is now (1874) one of the board of New Testament revisers working in connection with the British committee appointed by the convocation of Canterbury.