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Ezra Stiles

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Description: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University...
A 1746 graduate of Yale College, Ezra Stiles (1727–1795) returned as the school’s seventh president in 1778. Stiles, a respected Newport minister, was one of the town’s most erudite citizens. Fluent in several ancient languages, he read Greek and Roman history, philosophy, and the Cabala. In the sciences, Stiles proved no less inquisitive. He corresponded with Benjamin Franklin and conducted some of the earliest electrical experiments in America...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.212-239