Calvin Park (1774-1847), professor of languages and of moral philosophy, was born in Northbridge, Massachusetts, on September 11, 1774. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 1797. He taught in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1797 to 1800. In 1800 he was licensed as a Congregationalist minister. He was a tutor at the College from 1800 to 1804, librarian from 1800 to 1806, professor of learned languages from 1804 to 1811 and of moral philosophy and metaphysics from 1811 to 1825. He was ordained an evangelist in 1815 and was a pastor in Stoughton, Massachusetts, from 1826 to 1840. He died in Stoughton on January 5, 1847.