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 Amos Eaton

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Amos Eaton

Birth
Chatham, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death
10 May 1842 (aged 65)
New York, USA
Burial
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot
Section S-2, Lot 34, Grave 1
Memorial ID
5603966 View Source

Amos Eaton was a natural scientist, lawyer, author and educator. In 1824, he co-founded The Rensselaer School in Troy, New York, which eventually evolved into today's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of America's top engineering universities.
Among Eaton's most lasting contributions to higher education was his idea to replace the then-current system of learning by rote, to one of making students learn by doing.

Amos Eaton was a natural scientist, lawyer, author and educator. In 1824, he co-founded The Rensselaer School in Troy, New York, which eventually evolved into today's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of America's top engineering universities.
Among Eaton's most lasting contributions to higher education was his idea to replace the then-current system of learning by rote, to one of making students learn by doing.


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  • Created by: Bryan Jackson
  • Added: 10 Jul 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5603966
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5603966/amos-eaton: accessed ), memorial page for Amos Eaton (17 May 1776–10 May 1842), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5603966, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA; Maintained by Bryan Jackson (contributor 46490114).