The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Adams, John (educator)

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ADAMS, John, American educator: b. Connecticut 1772; d. 1863. He was graduated at Yale in 1795, was a school teacher till 1810, and thence till 1833 principal of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., which he developed into repute throughout the country. He was teacher of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who, in the lines beginning “Grave is the Master's look,” commemorates him in his poem ‘The School-Boy,’ read at the Phillips Academy centennial in 1878.