Stowe, Calvin Ellis (stō) [key], 1802–86, American educator, b. Natick, Mass., grad. Bowdoin College, 1824, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1828; husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe. He was professor of Greek (1831–33) at Dartmouth and of sacred literature (1833–50) at Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, of which Lyman Beecher was president. He married Harriet Beecher in 1836. He was also professor of religion (1850–52) at Bowdoin and of sacred literature (1852–64) at Andover Theological Seminary. While in Cincinnati, Stowe became interested in the improvement of the public elementary schools; the College of Teachers in Cincinnati was founded in 1833 largely through his efforts. His writings include Introduction to the Criticism and Interpretation of the Bible (1835), Report on Elementary Instruction in Europe (1837), and The Origin and History of the Books of the Bible (1867).
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