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1914. Part One of Two. The memoirs of White, an American educator and diplomat, who developed the idea of a university detached from all sects and parties and free to pursue truth without deference to dogma. He sat in the New York state senate and was chairman of the education committee, which dealt with the founding of a land-grant college. With the financial aid of a fellow senator, Ezra Cornell, the land grant was made available for the institution that became Cornell University. White served as the first president, expanding the institution to teach not only agriculture and mechanical arts but also other fields of knowledge. He was one of the first educators to use the system of free elective studies. Later White was minister to Germany and to Russia. He was also ambassador to Germany and was chairman of the American delegation to the First Hague Conference.
Contents: Boyhood in Central New York; Yale and Europe; From Jackson to Fillmore; Early Manhood; The Civil War Period; Senatorship at Albany; Roscoe Conkling and Judge Folger; General Grant and Santo Domingo; The Greeley Campaign; Grant, Hayes, and Garfield; Arthur, Cleveland, and Blaine; Hendricks, John Sherman, Bancroft and Others; McKinley and Roosevelt; Life at the University of Michigan; University Life in the West; As University President; Ezra Cornell; Organization of Cornell University; The First Years of Cornell University; Difficulties and Dangers at Cornell; Further Development of University Courses; Co-education and an Unsectarian Pulpit; Rocks, Storms, and Peril; Concluding Years; As Attache at St. Petersburg; As Attache and Bearer of Despatches in War-Time; As Commissioner to Santo Domingo; As Commissioner to the Paris Exposition; As Minister to Germany; Men of Note in Berlin and Elsewhere and My Recollections of Bismarck. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417921226.