Erastus Otis Haven, an American clergyman, born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 1, 1820. He graduated at Wesleyan university, Middletown, Conn., in 1842. After teaching some years in Amenia seminary, New York, he entered the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was pastor about six years in New York and vicinity. In 1853 he accepted the professorship of Greek and Latin in the university of Michigan, but left it in 1856 to become editor of "Zion's Herald" in Boston, where he resided till 1863. During this time he was a member of the Massachusetts board of education, and served two terms in the state senate, being specially prominent in the advocacy of educational interests. In 1863 he became president of the university of Michigan, which during the next six years nearly doubled in numbers and in resources, and became one of the largest universities of the country. In 1869 he became president of the Northwestern university at Evanston, 111.; in 1872 he was elected first corresponding secretary of the Methodist Episcopal board of education; and in June, 1874, he was appointed chancellor of the Syracuse university, N. Y. He is the author of "The Young Man Advised" (12mo, New York, 1855), "Pillars of Truth" (1860), and "Rhetoric, a Text Book for Schools" (1869):