House, John Henry

House, John Henry

(1845–1936) missionary, educator; born in Painesville, Ohio. A Congregational minister, he devoted his life to missionary work. In Bulgaria (1874–91) he directed the American College and Theological Institute; in Salonika, Greece (1894–1931) he was founding director of the American Farm School (1902–27), which is still an important institution for training young Greeks in methods of modern agriculture.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.