At a meeting of the Corporation on December 28, the resignation of Clifford Howell Toy h.'04, Hancock professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages, was accepted, to take effect September 1, 1909.
Professor Toy received the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1856. In 1860 and 1861 he held the position of professor of Greek in Richmond University, Va. In 1864 he accepted the chair of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at the University of Alabama, where he remained one year. He held the professorship of Greek in Furman University for the years 1868 and 1869, when he was appointed professor of Old Testament Interpretation in the Southern Baptist Theological School. After ten years' service in this position, Professor Toy received from Harvard in 1880 appointments as Dexter Lecturer on Biblical Literature and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages. The former position he held until 1903, the latter he will hold until his resignation takes effect. Professor Toy is the author of several works on the Bible and its interpretation.