1835 – He was born in Derby, Vermont, United States.
1885 – He served as the second president of Cornell University for seven years.
1892 – He taught history at Michigan until his appointment as president of Cornell.
– He was forced to resign at Cornell due to conflicts with the faculty over honorary degrees and control
of faculty appointments.
– He was the president of the University Of Wisconsin until his death.
1902 – He died.