Academic Personages of the Early Republic

 

Academic Personages of the Early Republic [1790-1850]

Harvard
Presidents
John Thornton Kirkland (1810-1828)
Josiah Quincy (1829-1845)

Professors
Asa Gray, botanist
Louis Agassiz, geologist
Benjamin Peirce, mathematician

Students
John Quincy Adams, late 1780s
Charles Francis Adams, in 1820s
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in 1820s
Henry David Thoreau, in 1830s
Henry Adams, in 1850s

Benefactor
Abbott Lawrence, underwrote Lawrence Scientific School in 1847

Yale
Presidents
Jeremiah Day (1817-1846)

Professors
Benjamin Silliman, Sr. , chemist and geologist (1804-1854)

Benefactor
Joseph Sheffield, underwrote Sheffield Scientific School

Princeton
Professor
Joseph Henry, physicist (1832-1846)

Columbia

Professors
James Latham Mitchill, chemist,  1792-1801
Charles Anthon, Classicist, 1820-1857
James Renwick, applied scientist, 1820-1853

Students
DeWitt Clinton, 1786
George Templeton Strong, diarist, 1834-1838

Brown University
Francis Wayland, president (1827-1855)

Union College [1795]
Eliphalet Nott, President (1804-1866)

Oberlin College [1833]
Charles Grandison Finney, professor (1835-51) and president (1851-1866)

Williams College
Mark Hopkins, president (1836 – 1872)

 

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