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Chauncey Allen Goodrich

1790-1860. American Congregational clergyman, educator, and lexicographer. Graduate of Yale (1810) and student of Timothy Dwight,* Goodrich at the former's suggestion published Elements of Greek Grammar (1814). He was ordained in that year, engaged in pastoral work, then in 1817 became professor of rhetoric at Yale, where he helped to establish the theological department in 1822. He was professor of preaching and pastoral work from 1838 until his death. As editor of the quarterly Christian Spectator (1828-36) he promoted Nathaniel Taylor's “New Haven Theology.”* He published also several other writings, the most important of these being Select British Eloquence (1852). He also worked on an abridgment of the Webster Dictionary.