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Biography of Elisha Benjamin Andrews


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Andrews, Elisha Benjamin, educator, was born in Hinsdale, NH, 1844. He served in Union Army in Civil War; wounded at Petersburg, 1864, losing an eye. Graduate of Brown University, 1870; Newton Theological Institution, 1872-74. Principal Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield, CT, 1870-72; pastor First Baptist Church, Beverly, MA, 1874-75; president Denison University, Granville, OH, 1875-79; professor homiletics, Newton Theological Institution, 1879-82; professor history and political economy, Brown University, 1882-88; professor political economy and finance, Cornell, 1888-989; president Brown University, 1889-98; superintendent schools, Chicago, 1898-1900; chancellor University of Nebraska, 1900-09. Author: "Institutes of General History," "Institutes of Economics," "An Honest Dollar," "History of the United States." Died, 1917