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Andrew Dickson White

American historian and educator Andrew Dickson White co-founded Cornell University and presided over it as its first president for over 20 years (November 7, 1832 - November 4, 1918). He had a reputation for broadening the purview of college curricula. He had been a politician who had represented New York as a state senator. Later, among other duties, he was designated as an American envoy to Germany and Russia. In his book History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, he...See more