Evan Pugh

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Evan Pugh
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Penn State University
Term 1859 – 1864
Predecessor Inaugural
Successor William Henry Allen
Born (1828-02-29)February 29, 1828
Oxford, Pennsylvania
Died April 29, 1864(1864-04-29) (aged 36)
State College, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of Göttingen

Evan Pugh (February 29, 1828 – April 29, 1864) was the first president of the Pennsylvania State University, serving from 1859 until his death from typhoid in 1864. An agricultural chemist, he was responsible for securing Penn State's designation in 1863 as a land-grant institution under the Morrill Land Grant Act. He was buried in Union Cemetery in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, along with his wife, Rebecca Valentine Pugh.


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Academic offices
First Pennsylvania State University President
1859 – 1864
Succeeded by
William Henry Allen