Biography of David Starr Jordan


Jordan, David Starr. President of Leland Stanford Jr. University, 1891-1913; chancellor, 1913-16. Born in Gainesville, NY, January 19, 1851. Graduate of Cornell (M. S., 1872), Indiana Medical College (M. D., 1875), Butler University (Ph. D., 1878), Cornell (LL. D., 1886), Johns Hopkins, LL. D., 1902). Professor in various collegiate institutions, 1872-79. Assistant to United States Fish Commission, 1877-91. Professor of zoology, 1879-85, and president, 1885-91, Indiana University. President of California Academy of Sciences, 1896-1904 and from 1908. Also United States commissioner in charge of fur seal investigations, etc. Author: "A Manual of Vertebrate Animals of Northern United States," "Science Sketches," "Fishes of North and Middle America," "Footnotes to Evolution," "The Story of Matka," "Care and Culture of Men," "The Innumerable Company," "Imperial Democracy," "Animal Life," "Animal Forms" (with V. L. Kellogg and H. Heath), "The Strength of Being Clean," "Standeth God Within the Shadow," "To Barbara" (verse), "The Philosophy of Hope," "The Blood of the Nation," "Food and Game Fishes of North America" (with B. W. Evermann), "A Guide to the Study of Fishes," "Voice of the Scholar," "The Call of the Twentieth Century," etc. Numerous papers on ichthyology in proceedings of various societies and government bureaus.