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Hopkins, Mark

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Lecturer, Teacher


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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