John Hiram Lathrop, an American educator, born at Sherburne, Chenango co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1799, died at Columbia, Mo., Aug. 2, 1866. He graduated at Yale college in 1819, and was tutor at that institution from 1822 to 1826, when he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Middletown. But education was his chosen field, and after teaching at Norwich, Vt., and Kennebec, Me., he became in 1829 professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Hamilton college, Clinton, N. Y., and in 1835 of law, history, church polity, and political economy. In 1840 he became president of Missouri state university, in 1849 first chancellor of Wisconsin university, and in 1859 president of Indiana state university, which post he resigned in 1860 and returned to Missouri university as professor of English literature. He was reelected president in 1865, and held that office till his death. His published addresses elaborately discuss questions connected with advanced education.
John Hogan, an Irish sculptor, born at Tallow, county Waterford, in October, 1800, died in Dublin, March 27, 1858. Originally a lawyer's clerk, he showed so decided a taste for sculpture that at the age of 23 he was enabled by the liberality of some friends to visit Rome for the purpose of study. His "Drunken Faun" was pronounced by Thorwaldsen worthy of an Athenian studio, and he received for it a medal at the exposition in Paris in 1851. His career was passed in Ireland, and his works are chiefly religious and monumental subjects.
John Hoole, an English translator, born in London in 1727, died near Dorking, Aug. 2, 1803. At the age of 17 he was placed as a clerk in the East India house, where he remained nearly 40 years. He published translations of the " Jerusalem Delivered " (2 vols. 8vo, 1763) and "Rinaldo" (1792) of Tasso, the dramas of Metastasio (2 vols. 12mo, 1767), and the "Orlando Furioso" of Ariosto (5 vols. 8vo, 1773-,83). Sir Walter Scott speaks of Boole as "a noble transmuter of gold into lead," and Southey alludes to the translation of the Or-lando as " that vile version of Boole's." His dramatic works were three tragedies, "Cyrus," "Tirnanthes," and "Cleonice, Princess of Babylon," all of which failed.
John Howard Hinton, an English clergyman, born in Oxford, March 24, 1791. He first preached at Reading, and afterward at London, as minister of a Baptist congregation. He had the reputation of being an independent and original preacher, and he was a zealous advocate for the voluntary principle in religion and education. He edited the "History and Topography of the United States," completed in 1832 (American editions by S. L. Knapp, 2 vols. 4to, Boston, 1834; by J. O. Choules, with continuation, 2 vols. 4to, New York, 1853). He has also written "Memoirs of William Knibb;" "Theology, or an Attempt toward a Consistent View of the Whole Counsel of God;" " Elements of Natural History," etc. The complete edition of his works is in 7 vols.