FRELINGHUYSEN, frî'ling-hai"zen, THEODORE: Dutch Reformed educator; b. at Millstone, N. J., Mar. 28, 1787; d. at New Brunswick, N. J., Apr. 12, 1862. After his graduation (1804) from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1808, when he removed to Newark. He was attorney-general of New Jersey 1817-29, United States senator 1829-45, mayor of Newark 1837-38, chancellor of New York University 1839-50, and president of Rutgers College 1850-62. In 1844 he was the Whig candidate for the vice-presidency, on the ticket with Henry Clay. In the senate he won for himself the title of "Christian statesman." It is said that no other American layman was ever associated with so many great religious and charitable enterprises. He was president of the American Bible Society 1846-62, of the American Tract Society 1842-48, and for sixteen years president of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He was vice-president of the American Sunday-school Union 1826-61, and for many years was vice-president of the American Colonization Society.