• Created Date
  • 1902
  • Description
  • In 1854, territorial governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, suggested that a university for Washington Territory be established. The school did not officially open until November 4, 1861 with 30 students. In 1862, the Washington territorial legislature incorporated the school and appointed a Board of Regents. Throughout the university's early years, the university consisted not only of college curricula but also preparatory school curricula. The sch... more
    In 1854, territorial governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, suggested that a university for Washington Territory be established. The school did not officially open until November 4, 1861 with 30 students. In 1862, the Washington territorial legislature incorporated the school and appointed a Board of Regents. Throughout the university's early years, the university consisted not only of college curricula but also preparatory school curricula. The school faced constant changes in administration, enrollment and financial support in its first twenty years, often closing due to lack of students or funds. Throughout the late 1870s and 1880s, strong leadership from school presidents helped the university form a stable base of students and a strong reputation though financial problems continued to plague the school. Finally, in 1884, the legislature appropriated funds for the school and continued to make appropriations for the school in the following years. In 1889, the number of students... less
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