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Hopkins, Mark

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1887 AD
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1802 – Mark Hopkins born on the 4th of February in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Mark Hopkins was an American educator.

1820 – Moved to Mecklenburg, Virginia to teach.

1824 – Graduated from Williams College; gives valedictory oration; begins study of medicine in Pittsfield.

1825 – Appointed tutor to the Junior Class at Williams College.

1827 – Leaves Williams; moves to Pittsfield to continue medical studies; teaches at Berkshire gymnasium, Pittsfield.

1830 – Moved to New York City with bother Harry; briefly practices medicine with Silas West; appointed professor of rhetoric and moral philosophy at Williams.

1832 – Married Mary Hubbell.

1836 – Appointed president of Williams, the youngest man ever to hold office as college president in the United States; made professor of moral and intellectual philosophy; ordained as a Congregational minister.

1837 – Received doctor of Divinity from Dartmouth.

1841 – Received doctor of Divinity from Harvard College.

1843 – Elected fellow of the University of the State of New York College of Physicians and Surgeons.

1846 – Publishes Evidences of Christianity, Lectures before the Lowell Institute.

1857 – Elected President of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; elected Vice President of National Compen sated Emancipation Society; receives doctor of Laws from Regents of the State of New York.

1858 – Gave welcoming address in Stockbridge to Cyrus W. Field, who had just laid the first Atlantic cable.

1864 – Elected resident member of MA Historical Society.

1869 – Published The Law of Love and Love as a Law.

1872 – Resigned as president of Williams, retains chair of philosophy.

1873 – Published An Outline Study of Man.

1874 – Published, Of Strength and Beauty, Discussion for Young Men.

1882 – Eldest daughter, Mary Louisa, dies.

1883 – Declined the presidency of National Temperance Society.

1886 – Elected honorary member of American Institute of Civics; receives doctor of Laws from Harvard.

1887 – Died on the 17th of June in Williamstown.

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