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John Wheelock

Birth28 JAN 1754
 
Education1771
 
Hanover, Dartmouth College
Org.1779-1815
 
Hanover, Dartmouth College, PresidentHanover, Dartmouth College
Death4 APR 1817
 
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Aged: 63.2 years

John Wheelock graduated at the first commencement in Aug. 1771, and entered upon the duties of his office in 1779, at the early age of twenty-five years. Dartmouth had then sustained the loss of many students, especially in the two lower classes, in consequence of the Revolutionary War. But a reaction soon occurred, and througiiout his long presidency of thirty-six years, it was in a very flourishing condition. Under him the present Dartmouth Hall was built in 1784, the Medical Department establishied in 1798, with Nathan Smith, M. D. for its Professor, and ere long a Medical Hall was erected. For additional particulars recourse must be had to the sketches of him in the year 1771, where also will... Read More

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