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Colburn, Zerah (1804-1840), a young American of Vermont, who at the age of six displayed such powers as a calculating boy that his father exhibited him in America, Great Britain, and France. He was put to school at Westminster, and after his father's death in 1824 be returned to America, where he was a Methodist preacher for nine years. He was appointed professor of languages in Norwich University, Vermont, in 1835.