1861 – Herbert Joseph Davenport was born in Vermont, Davenport.
1898 – Obtained his degree at Chicago.
Became a high school principal before returning to Chicago as a faculty member.
1902 – Became an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
1908 – He moved to the University of Missouri to become department head and first dean of the College of Business.
1916 – Transferred to Cornell, where he finished his academic career.