Mark Hopkins, an American scholar, born in Stockbridge, Mass., Feb. 4, 1802. He graduated at Williams college in 1824, and having filled a tutorship in the college for two years, he received in 1828 the degree of M. D., and began the practice of medicine in New York. In 1830 he was recalled to Williams college as professor of moral philosophy and rhetoric, and in 1836 he succeeded Dr. Griffin as president of the college, which post he held till 1872, when he resigned, and is now (1874) professor of mental and moral philosophy. He received the degree of D. D. from Dartmouth college in 1887, and of LL. D. from the university of New York in 1857. In the latter year he became president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions. He has published "Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity" (8vo, Boston, 1846; new ed., 18G4); "Miscellaneous Essays and Discourses" (1847); "Lectures on Moral Science" (1862); "Baccalaureate Sermons and Occasional Discourses" (1863); "Law of Love, Love as a Law" (1869); "An Outline Study of Man" (New York, 1873); and a number of occasional sermons and addresses.