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Graduated at Union College in 1803. He studied medicine with an uncle, Dr. Pardon Bowen, of Providence, and afterwards went to Europe and studied in the schools of Paris, London and Edinburgh. He turned his attention to chemical pursuits and in 1811 returned to this country. He greatly impaired his property and lost his life in experiments, the results or which were of great benefit to the manufacturing interests of the country.
Courtesy of Special Collections, Schaffer Library, Union College.