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Rev David Stanton Tappan
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1845
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1922
Highland Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA

David Stanton Tappan was born in Steubenville, Ohio on April 2, 1845. His Mother was Oella Stanton Tappan the sister of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln and his Father was Dr. Benjamin Tappan the son of the Honorable Benjamin Tappan, Judge and Senator of Ohio.

In 1864, Tappan received an A.B. from Miami University, graduating at the head of his class. He earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Theological Seminary at Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1867 and M.A. degrees from the College of Wooster and Miami University. He earned his D. D. degree at Lenox College in Iowa. He served as the Principal of Slate Lick Academy, Pennsylvania, in 1865 and Callenburg Academy, Pennsylvania in 1867. The following year, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister and led congregations in Charlton, Iowa, from 1868 to 1871.

He met his wife, Anna Louise Grand-Girard in Hillsboro, OH and they were married Aug 12, 1869. They moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he was installed as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 1871 and he served the congregation from 1871 to 1890; He was called to Portsmouth, Ohio serving them from 1890 to 1899.

In 1899, the Miami University Board of Trustees named Tappan President. Although not an enthusiastic supporter of co-education, yet a strong believer of the education of women, Tappan presented bachelor's degrees to Miami's first three women graduates in 1900. That same year, he had to deal with a typhoid epidemic that affected a third of the student body and took the life of his daughter. In 1902, shortly after the Ohio Legislature decided to locate a normal school at Miami, Tappan resigned. He subsequently pastored a church in Circleville, Ohio from 1902 to 1913 when he retired and moved to California. David Stanton Tappan died on March 20, 1922 at home in Los Angeles, California and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Tappan (1812 - 1884)
  Oella Stanton Tappan (1822 - 1862)
  Anna Louise Grand-Girard Tappan (1850 - 1929)
  Oella Tappan Lowman (1873 - 1952)*
  Julia May Tappan Langsdorf (1875 - 1972)*
  Frank Girard Tappan (1882 - 1962)*
  Lucy Frederica Tappan (1884 - 1900)*
  Anna Helen Tappan (1888 - 1971)*
  Nancy Tappen Houston (1843 - 1921)**
  David Stanton Tappan (1845 - 1922)
  Lucy Norma Tappan (1847 - 1919)**
  Helen Lowther Tappan Collins (1870 - 1954)**
  Margaret Tappan Thomas (1875 - 1958)**
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Borderland section. Lot 88888. Tier 2, Space 288
Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Nov 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8124420
Rev David Stanton Tappan
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Rev David Stanton Tappan
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Rev David Stanton Tappan
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- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Oct. 29, 2015

- Jamie reed
 Added: Oct. 9, 2015
Here's to you Mr. Tappan. Your name lives on forever in our home town.
- Vivian Bauer
 Added: Sep. 28, 2015
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