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Jared Sparks
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17th President of Harvard College (now Harvard University)
In office
1849–1853
Preceded by Edward Everett
Succeeded by James Walker
1st McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History
Harvard College
In office
1838–1849
16th Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 10, 1821 – December 5, 1822
Preceded by John Nicholson Campbell
Succeeded by John Brackenridge, D.D.
Personal details
Born (1789-05-10)May 10, 1789
Willington, Connecticut
Died March 14, 1866(1866-03-14) (aged 76)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) 1832, Frances Ann Allen,
d. 1835.
1839, Mary Crowninshield Silsbee.
Alma mater Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, (now Harvard University)
Profession Historian, Educator, and Minister

Jared Sparks (May 10, 1789 – March 14, 1866) was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard College (now Harvard University) from 1849 to 1853.

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