Biography of James Burrill Angell


Educator, diplomat, born in Scituate, RI, 1829. Graduate of Brown University, 1949. Professor modern languages and literature, Brown, 1853-60; editor "Providence Journal," 1860-66; president of University of Vermont, 1866-71; president University of Michigan, 1871-1909, president emeritus, 1909-16; United States Minister to China, 1880-81; member Anglo-American International Commission on Canadian Fisheries, 1887; chairman Canadian-American Commission on Deep Waterways from Lakes to Sea, 1896; minister to Turkey, 1897-98. Died, 1916.