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Lewis, Charlton Thomaslocked

(25 February 1834–26 May 1904)
  • F. J. Sypher

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Lewis, Charlton Thomas (25 February 1834–26 May 1904), classical scholar and lawyer, was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Jackson Lewis, a lawyer, and Mary Sinton Miner. At Yale College he excelled in languages and mathematics. Upon graduating in 1853 he began to study law at West Chester but in 1854 prepared for the Methodist ministry. In 1857 he took up teaching, first at the Normal University of Illinois at Bloomington, and from 1859 to 1862 at the short-lived university at Troy, New York, where he taught Greek and mathematics. At this time he wrote, with Marvin Richardson Vincent, an English translation of John Albrecht Bengel’s ...

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