1861 – Born in August 2nd in Dundee, Scotland. American Scottish-born educator and administrator.
1872 – He came to the United States with his father.
1890 – He went to John Hopkins to study for his Master’s and Doctor’s degree.
1892 – He was called to the University of Wisconsin.
1893 – He came to Illinois as an assistant professor of economics, then became a full professor and the head of the department.
1894 – Appointed as the Dean of the College of Literature and Arts.
1920-1930 – He became the president of the University of Illinois.
1944 – Died on December 3rd in Urbana, Illinois.