Rutgers President, 1862 to 1882
The Reverend William Henry Campbell (1808–1890), eighth president of Rutgers College, was born in Baltimore. He attended a small school and entered Dickinson College at the age of 16, from where he was graduated in 1828. He attended the Princeton Theological Seminary for one year then secured a teaching position at Erasmus Hall in Flatbush, Long Island. He was licensed to preach by the Second Presbytery of New York in 1831. From 1831 to 1833 Campbell served as copastor in Chittenango, New York, after which he labored for six years as principal of Erasmus Hall in Flatbush. In 1839 he preached in East New York, then moved to the Third Reformed Church in Albany two years later.