Biography of Albert W. Morehouse
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Morehouse, Albert W., Potsdam, was born in Brockport, Monroe county, June 13, 1844. His father, Oliver, has been the principal of several academies in this State and has taught over one hundred terms, has been an institute conductor, and was for six years school commissioner of Orleans county. He is now seventy nine years of age and has retired from active work. He has had two children: our subject and a daughter who died in 1864 at sixteen years of age. Prof. Oliver Morehouse and Dr. MacVicar were associate principals of the Brockport Collegiate Institute, which was afterward merged into the State Normal. He was granted the degree of A. M. from Hochester University. Albert W. prepared for college in Albion Academy and Brockport Collegiate Institute, and entered the sophomore class of Rochester University in September, 1866, graluating with the degree of A. B. in July, 1869. He was granted a degree of A. M. in 1872. He was professor of languages in Albion Academy for one year, and in September, 1871, became principal of Weedsport Union School, a position he held until March, 1876. In November, 1875, he was elected school commissioner of Cayuga county, serving three years. He was the principal of Port Byron Free School and Academy from September, 1878, to September, 1888; was secretary of the "State Association of School Commissioners and City Superintendents" fiom December, 1875, until January, 1880. He has also been the secretary of the New York State Teachers' Association for eight years (1883-91). He has been a lecturer at teachers' institutes. In September, 1888, he came to Potsdam, where he bad accepted the position of teacher of higher mathematics, geology and astronomy at the State Normal School, a position he still holds, Mr. Morehouse is master of Raquette River Lodge No. 213, F. & A. M., now serving his second term, and a member of St Lawrence Chapter No. 24. Prof. Mdrehouse married in Albion, November 25, 1869, Alice M. Conner, of Albion, and they have had two children: Harry A., who died November 19, 1817, in his eighth year; and Clara E., who lives with her parents.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894


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