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HISTORY OF HILLSDALE COLLEGE

BY HON. JOHN C. PATTERSON, 1883

Rev. Ransom Dunn, D. D., had taught in Geauga Seminary, and had been a professor at Spring Arbor two years before the school was removed. He has been professor of mental and moral science and natural theology in the academic department, and professor in the theological department continually since the college opened at Hillsdale. He is now senior professor, and at the head of the theological department, and has been Burr professor of systematic and pastorate theology since 1863. Prof. Charles H. Churchill. A. M. (now professor of physics in Oberlin College), was professor of the Latin and French languages, and of music from 1855 until 1858. Rev. Henry E. Whipple, D. D., was professor of rhetoric and belle lettres from the opening of school to 1871. He had also been a professor at Spring Arbor. Prof. Spencer J. Fowler, A. M., was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy from 1857 until his death in 1875. He had been a teacher in Geauga Seminary. Prof. George McMillan, A. M., now professor of Greek in Nebraska State University, was professor of Latin and Greek from 1857 until 1875. Prof. Hiram Collier, LL. D., late professor of physics in Nebraska State University, was professor of natural sciences from 1864 until 1871. Prof. Cyrus Jordan. A. M., was assistant professor of languages from 1867 until 1871. Prof. F. Wayland Dunn, A. M., was professor of rhetoric and belles lettres from 1871 until his death in 1874. Prof. Daniel M. Fiske, A. M., the. present incumbent, has been professor of chemistry and natural history since 1872. Prof. John S. Copp, A. M., at present alumni professor of rhetoric and belles lettres, was elected in 1873. George H. Reiker, A. M., was professor of Greek and Latin from 1875 until 1876. Prof. Arthur E. Haynes, M. Ph., the present Fowler professor of mathematics and physics, has occupied the position since 1875.

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