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HICKOK, Laurens Perseus, clergyman, born in Danbury, Connecticut, 29 December, 1798. He was graduated at Union college in 1820, studied theology, was licensed as a preacher in 1822, and was pastor successively at Newtown, Kent, and Litchfield, Connecticut, where he succeeded Dr. Lyman Beecher. In 1836 he was elected professor of theology in the Western reserve college, Ohio, where he remained eight years. In 1844 he became professor of the same branch in the Auburn theological seminary, and in 1852 removed to Schenectady, New York, to become professor of mental and moral science and vice president of Union college. He assisted Dr. Nott in the government of the college for eight years, had sole charge for the succeeding eight years, and became president of the college on 1 March, 1866, which post he resigned 20 July, 1868, when he removed to Amherst, Massachusetts He has published "Rational Psychology, or the Subjective Idea and Objective Laws of all Intelligence" (Auburn, 1848); "System of Moral Science" (Schenectady, 1853); "Empirical Psychology, or the Human Mind as given in Consciousness" (1854); "Rational Cosmology, or the Eternal Principles and the Necessary Laws of the Universe" (New York, 1858); "Creator and Creation, or the Knowledge in the Reason of God and His Works" (Boston, 1872); " Humanity Immortal, or Man Tried, Fallen, and Redeemed " (1872); and " Rational Logic, or True Logic must strike Root in Reason" (1875). His collected works have been published (Boston, 1875).
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