Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Tellkampf, Johann Ludwig

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TELLKAMPF, Johann Ludwig, German scholar, b. in Germany, 28 Jan., 1808; d. there, 10 Feb., 1876. He came to the United States in 1838, engaged in teaching, and in 1843-'7 was professor of the German language and literature in Columbia. He then returned to Germany as professor in Breslau. In 1848 he was elected to the Frankfort parliament, in 1849 to the Prussian chamber of deputies, in 1855 to the herrenhaus, and in 1871 to the first German reichstag. He wrote “Political Economy” with Alonzo Potter (New York, 1840); “Ueber die Besserungsgefängnisse in Nord-Amerika und England” (1844); with his brother, Theodore, “Essays on Law Reform and Commercial Policy” (London, 1859); “Ueber Arbeiterverhältnisse und Erwerbsgenossenschaften in England und Nord-Amerika” (1870); and “Selbstverwaltung und Reforme der Gemeinde und Kreisordnungen in Preussen, und Self-Government in England und Nord-Amerika” (1872).