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Jasper Adams is Born

Today in Masonic History Jasper Adams is born in 1793.

Jasper Adams was an American clergyman and educator.

Adams was born on August 27th, 1793 in East Medway, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University in 1815.

After graduating from Brown, Adams became a teacher at Phillips Academy, preparatory private high school in Andover, Massachusetts. He taught at Phillips for three years before returning to Brown as a professor of mathematics and philosophy.

In 1820, Adams became an Episcopal priest.

In 1824, Adams became the president of College of Charleston, the oldest college in South Carolina. In 1826 he would temporarily leave his post. He returned in 1828 as the president of the college and would remain there until 1838.

In 1826, Adams served as the president of Geneva College in Geneva, New York. The college is now known as Hobart College.

It was during Adams second tenure as president of College of Charleston that he wrote is book Elements of Moral Philosophy. In the book he outlined a philosophy of how human beings should reference God and respect others and the relationship that humans have with education. The book was published in 1837.

In 1835 Adams was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

After leaving College of Charleston, Adams became a chaplain and a professor of history, geography and ethics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Serving in that position until 1840.

Adams passed away on October 25th, 1841.

Adams was a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 4 in Providence, Rhode Island.

This article provided by Brother Eric C. Steele.