• Created Date
  • 1912-1912
  • Description
  • Caption: "Clark T. Hinman: First president of Northwestern University". From text: "The first president of the Northwestern University was Dr. Clark T. Hinman, who ... was elected by the Board of Trustees on June 22, 1853. Thus Dr. Hinman's incumbency began before the University had yet decided upon its location, a decision which was made in the following August by the purchase of land in the present city of Evanston. Dr. Hinman died October 2... more
    Caption: "Clark T. Hinman: First president of Northwestern University". From text: "The first president of the Northwestern University was Dr. Clark T. Hinman, who ... was elected by the Board of Trustees on June 22, 1853. Thus Dr. Hinman's incumbency began before the University had yet decided upon its location, a decision which was made in the following August by the purchase of land in the present city of Evanston. Dr. Hinman died October 21, 1854, more than a year before the University had begun the work of instruction, and only a year and four months after he had become president. The most pressing need of the hour after Dr. Hinman was elected was the raising of funds, and to this duty he applied himself with extraordinary energy and zeal. He was astonishingly successful in his canvass for funds." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph. less
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