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Rev Henry Durant
Birth: Jun. 18, 1802
Acton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1875
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

Educator, Oakland Mayor. Born in Acton, Massachusetts, Durant graduated from Yale in 1827 and was ordained a Congregational minister in 1833. In 1853 he moved out west after seeing the potential for education in the new state of California and went on to found Contra Costa Academy, which was renamed the College of California in 1855. In 1868 the College of California was merged with the Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to form the newly established University of California, in what would become the town of Berkeley, and Durant would be appointed the university's first president serving from 1870 until his resignation in 1872. In 1873 he was elected the 16th Mayor of Oakland, a post he held until his death in 1875.
 (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Jun 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8862165
Rev Henry Durant
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Rev Henry Durant
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Rev Henry Durant
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
See also, memorial to: Franklin Warner 1818-1901 - 1st teacher in first school, Oakland CA., and an instructor at the "Durant Collegiate School" aka "Collegiate Institute" aka "Contra Costa Academy", founded by Rev Durant. [link]: http://www.findagrave.co...(Read more)
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
PORTRAIT (photo) [link]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Durant.jpg
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
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