Born: Jan 24, 1811 AD
Died: 1900 AD, at 89 years of age.
1811 - Born on the 24th of January in Hartford, Conneticut.
1830 - Graduated from Yale and then studied law.
1837-1839 - As a Whig member of the Connecticut state legislature, he was instrumental in legislation that created a state board of education.
1838-1839 - Serving as secretary of that board, he founded the Connecticut Common School Journal and Annals of Education and the first teachers' institute.
1843 - He was called to Rhode Island to make a study of that state's schools.
1845 - He became the state's first commissioner of education.
1851 - He returned to his post in Connecticut as secretary of the school board.
1855 - He instituted reforms similar to those in Rhode Island, but eventually the job proved too strenuous for him, and retired.
1858-1861 - He was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
1866-1867 - President of St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland.
1867 - Educator, jurist, and the first U.S. commissioner of education.
1900 - Died on the 5th of July in Hartford.
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