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Barbour, Clarence Augustus

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1937 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Educators

1867 – Clarence Augustus Barbour was born in Hartford on 21st of April.

1888 – Barbour was graduated from Brown University.

1891 – Barbour  graduated from Rochester Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Baptist ministry.

1909 – He resigned to become associate secretary of the Religious Work Department of the International Committee of the Y.M.C.A.

1915 – Barbour was named Wyckoff Professor of Homiletics and president of Rochester Theological Seminary.

1928 – He was instrumental in the merger of Colgate Theological Seminary and Rochester Theological Seminary to form the Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

         – Barbour was unanimously elected by the Corporation on 10th of October to be president of Brown University.

1929 – He became the President of Brown University.

1935 – He suffered a nervous breakdown, and his health declined until he was forced to give up his duties as president.

1936 – He was overcome by a sudden attack of appendicitis at the Brown Club of Providence dinner.

         – Barbour was relieved of his presidential duties in September and planned to retire in February 1937.

1937 – Clarence Augustus Barbour  died in Providence on 16th of January two weeks before his scheduled retirement.