Theodore Dwight Woolsey, an American scholar, tenth president of Yale college, born in New York, Oct. 31, 1801. He graduated at Yale college in 1820, studied theology at Princeton, and from 1823 to 1825 was a tutor in Yale college. In 1825 he was licensed to preach, and from 1827 to 1830 studied the Greek language and literature in Germany. On his return he was appointed professor of Greek in Yale college, and in 1846 was chosen president of that institution, which office he resigned in 1871. He was ordained at the time of his inauguration. He has edited in Greek "The Alcestis of Euripides" (1833), "The Antigone of Sophocles" (1835), "The Electra of Sophocles" (1837), "The Prometheus of Aeschylus " (1837), and " The Gorgias of Plato " (1842); and has published an "Introduction to the Study of International Law" (12mo, Boston, 1860; 4th ed., New York, 1874); "Essay on Divorce and Divorce Legislation" (1869); " Serving our Generation, and God's Guidance in Youth " (1871); and " The Religion of the Present and the Future" (1871). On questions of international law he is regarded as a publicist of weight and authority.