|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1844|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1917|
Rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant during the Civil War enlisting with the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, losing an eye during the battle on the James River on August 24, 1864.
He attended Brown College and Newton Theological Institution. President of Denison College, taught at one time at Cornell University.
First a lay then ordained minister, later a professor, teacher of philosophy, Roman law, political economy and international law, author of historical books.
President and professor at Brown College which he directed towards becoming a university, but not without controversy over his freedom of speech right to take positions on certain issues of the day that conflicted with the views of a Brown corporate board members who wanted to his resignation and contended Andrews views undermined the ability of the school to raise endowments to make Brown into a modern university. Andrews resigned over the incident but was soon after restored to his position as President, after much alumni and public opposition to his resignation and the Brown board actions.
Later superintendent of Chicago public schools and chancellor of the Univ. of Nebraska until his retirement in 1908, American commissioner to the Brussels monetary conference and supporter of bimetallism, past president of the Assoc. of State Universities.
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Interlachen - Dr. Benjamin Andrews passed away on the morning of October 30th, after a decline continuing for years. Remains will be taken to Granville, Ohio, for burial, under the auspices of the first college of which he was president. In the death of Dr. Andrews this country has lost one its distinguished educators and the world one of God's rarest noblemen. Further obituary notice will be given next week. (Times-Herald Obituary dtd Friday, 2 Nov 1917.)
Further obituary information:
Interlachen - Dr. Elisha Benjamin Andrews, prominent educator and writer, who for a number of years has been an invalid, passed away at his home here at an early hour Tuesday morning. He had been failing rapidly in the past two weeks, and the end was not unexpected. The remains will be taken to Ohio for interment. Dr. Andrews was chancellor emeritus of the University of Nebraska and a distinguished Baptist devine as well as educator. Before taking the presidency of the University of Nebraska he was for many years president of Dennison University of Granville, Ohio, and it is to this place that his body was shipped for interment. His son, Mr. Guy A. Andrews, is an attorney in Tampa, and he came to accompany the body north. Dr. Andrews was 73 years of age and besides the son above named he is survived by his wife and one daughter. (Palatka News Obituary dtd Friday, 2 Nov 1917.)
Erastus Andrews (1805 - 1873)
Almira Bartlett Andrews (1806 - 1891)
Ella Allen Andrews (1847 - 1936)
Emory Pearl Andrews (1830 - 1891)*
Charles Bartlett Andrews (1834 - 1902)*
Erastus Ellsworth Andrews (1835 - 1897)*
John Lathrop Andrews (1837 - 1839)*
Thomas Dyer Andrews (1839 - 1856)*
Augustus Parker Cobb Andrews (1842 - 1866)*
Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844 - 1917)
Arthur Eugene Nye Andrews (1849 - 1885)*
Flora Naomi Andrews (1850 - 1873)*
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