Henry Davis

Henry Davis, an American clergyman, born at East Hampton, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1770, died at Clinton, March 7, 1852. He graduated at Yale college in 1796, became tutor successively at Williams and Yale colleges, and in 1806 professor of Greek at Union college. In 1809 he was chosen president of Middlobury college, Vermont, and in 1817 accepted the presidency of Hamilton college, New York, having in the year preceding declined the presidency of Yale college. He continued at the head of Hamilton college till 1833, and was meanwhile active in establishing the theological seminary at Auburn, and the American board of commissioners for foreign missions. In 1829 and 1830 no students were graduated at the college because of a dispute between the president and the trustees upon a case of discipline. After his resignation in 1833 he published a "Narrative of the Embarrassments and Decline of Hamilton College." He also published several sermons.

Henry De Bracton

Henry De Bracton, lord chief justice of England in the time of Henry III., died about 1270. He was educated and took the degree of doctor of laws at Oxford, and about 1244 was made one of the itinerant judges. Ten years later he became chief justice, and held the office 20 years. He wrote De Legibus et Consuetudini-bus Anglice, one of the earliest English law books (fol., 1569).

Henry Dunning Macleod

Henry Dunning Macleod, a Scottish economist, born in Edinburgh in 1821. He was educated in Edinburgh, Eton, and Cambridge, and was called to the bar in London in 1849. He has effected reforms in the poor laws of Scotland, and published " Theory and Practice of Banking" (London, 1850), "Elements of Political Economy " (1858), and " Dictionary of Political Economy (185!) et seq.). From 1808 to 1870 he was engaged in preparing for the government a codification of English laws and a digest of laws relating to bills of exchange. His inductive theories of political economy gave rise to Richelot's Une revolution en economic politique (Paris, 1863).

Henry Dunster

Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard college, inaugurated Aug. 27, 1640, died Feb. 27, 1659. He was president till 1654, when, having become a supporter of the principles of the modern Baptists, he was persuaded to resign his office. He was respected as a modest and pious man, and esteemed an excellent oriental scholar. - See "Life of Dun-ster," by J. Chaplin (Boston, 1872).

Henry Edward Napier

Henry Edward Napier, an English author, born March 5, 1789, died Oct. 13, 1853. He was the youngest brother of Sir Charles James Napier, and was a captain in the navy. He is the author of "Florentine History from the earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Ferdinand III., Grand Duke of Tuscany" (6 vols. 12mo, London, 1840-7).

Henry Fyues Clinton

Henry Fyues Clinton, an English author, born at Gamston, Nottinghamshire, Jan. 14, 1781, died at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, Oct. 24, 1852. He was a descendant of Henry, second earl of Lincoln, and his father, Charles, a clergyman, assumed in 1821 the surname of Fynes-Clinton. He was a graduate of Oxford, and a member of parliament for Aldborough from 1806 to 182G. He was one of the most diligent students of Greek and Latin literature; and his two principal works, the Fasti Hellenici (3 vols., Oxford, 1824-'34) and Fasti Romani (2 vols., 1845-'50), are thorough and scholarlike treatises on the civil and literary chronology of Greece and Rome. - See "Literary Pvemains of II. F. Clinton," by C. J. F. Clinton (1854).