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Jacob Gould Schurman
Birth: May 22, 1854
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Death: Aug. 12, 1942
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Educator, Diplomat. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of London. He was a professor at Nova Scotia's Acadia College and later taught at Daihousie College and New York's Cornell University. In 1892 Schurman became President of Cornell University. Schurman's presidency was characterized by extensive growth and a shift from a small, privately endowed college to a large university that combined both state and private funding. In 1899 Schurman was Chairman of the US Philippine Commission that was formed after the Spanish American War. He was also a noted author in the fields of ethics and philosophy, and the works he wrote or co-wrote include "Kantian Ethics and the Ethics of Evolution," "The Ethical Import of Darwinism," "Belief in God," and "Agnosticism and Religion." From 1912 to 1913 he was Ambassador to Greece and Montenegro during the Balkan Wars, where he attempted unsuccessfully to prevent the chain of circumstances that led to the start of World War I. In 1920 Schurman resigned from Cornell to accept appointment as Ambassador to China, a post he held until 1925, when he was appointed Ambassador to Germany. He resigned in 1929 and lived in retirement in Bedford Hills, New York. Freetown, Prince Edward Island is the site of Canada's Jacob Gould Schurman National Historical Monument. In addition, Cornell University maintains the Jacob Gould Schurman Professorship in Computer Science. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Barbara Forrest Munro Schurman (1865 - 1930)*
  Robert Schurman (1886 - 1941)*
  George Munro Schurman (1892 - 1971)*
  Helen Schurman Magruder (1894 - 1976)*
  Jacob Gould Schurman (1895 - 1961)*
  Barbara Rose Schurman Petro-Pavlovsky (1898 - 1965)*
  Frederick Schurman (1900 - 1901)*
  Dorothy Anna Marie Schurman Hawes-McHugh-Sisk (1905 - 1977)*
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Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard
Westchester County
New York, USA
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Record added: May 12, 2007
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- bob tarte
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- Åke Frisk
 Added: May. 22, 2014
From Who's Who in the World, 1912---Schurman, Jacob Gould:--President of Cornell Univ. Born at Freetown, Prince Edward Island, May 22, 1854, son of Robert Schurman, and grandson of Caleb Schurman, who was born at New Rochelle, N. Y. and whose ancestors ca...(Read more)
- JH
 Added: Sep. 24, 2012
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