The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kennedy, Benjamin Hall

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KENNEDY, Benjamin Hall, English educator and classical scholar: b. Birmingham, 1804; d. 1889. Graduated from Cambridge in 1827 he became Fellow and lecturer in classics at Saint John's College in his alma mater; assistant master at Harrow, and head master of Shrewsbury School (1836-66). In the latter year he became regius professor of Greek at Cambridge and canon of Eli the following year. In 1870 he became a member of the University Council, and also of the Committee on the Revision of the New Testament. He edited popular classical textbooks; made translations from Greek and Hebrew into English and wrote poetry in Latin, Greek and English, a volume of which was published in 1882 under the title of ‘Between Whiles.’ Consult Sandys, ‘A History of Classical Scholarship’ (Vol. III, Cambridge 1908).