Rev. Dr. John Edgar

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Title

Rev. Dr. John Edgar

Subject

Wilson College Presidents

Description

Born: June 12, 1840 near Dublin, Ireland
Family moved to America in 1849 – Philadelphia
Became a teacher then principal of the 24th school in Philly before turning 21
Attended Andover Theological Seminary – ordained in 1869
Married Elizabeth Boggs in 1870
After marriage became pastor of church in New Bloomfield, Perry county for 13 years
Honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Washington College
Died: June 5, 1894
Progress:
Increased enrollment at Wilson
College became debt-free under him
Prepared plans for new science hall
Modified and clarified Wylie’s curriculum
Strengthened Art Department
Extended Main Hall

Source

VIP Files

Publisher

C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College

Date

1883-1894

Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection contact the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 archives

Format

Image/Jpeg

Language

English

Citation

“Rev. Dr. John Edgar,” Hankey Center & C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, accessed September 19, 2019, http://wilson.gistemp.com/items/show/73.