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 Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White

Birth
Homer, Cortland County, New York, USA
Death 4 Nov 1918 (aged 85)
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Plot Rear Left of Chapel
Memorial ID 1687 · View Source
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Educator / Ambassador. He graduated from Yale University in 1853. He then spent three years in Europe studying, then returned to the University Of Michigan where he was a professor of History and English Literature. He was the co-founder and 1st president of Cornell University - 1865-1885. While at Cornell, White took leave to serve as Commissioner to Santo Domingo (1871), the first U.S. Minister to Germany (1879-1881), and first president of the American Historical Association (1884-1886). Following his resignation as Cornell's President in 1885, White served as Minister to Russia (1892-1894), President of the American delegation to The Hague Peace Conference (1899), and as the first U.S. Ambassador to Germany (1897-1902). His home, built on the Cornell campus still stands and is registered on the National List Of Historic Places (see photo). His wife, Helen Magill White, was the first women in the United States to earn a PhD.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Dickson White (7 Nov 1832–4 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1687, citing Sage Chapel, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .