1835 - He was born in Derby, Vermont, United States.
1885 - He served as the second president of Cornell University for seven years.
1892 - He taught history at Michigan until his appointment as president of Cornell.
- He was forced to resign at Cornell due to conflicts with the faculty over honorary degrees and control
of faculty appointments.
- He was the president of the University Of Wisconsin until his death.
1902 - He died.
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