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Reverend Dr. Gilbert Morgan is generally numbered as the second chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, then called the Western University of Pennsylvania, serving only one year from 1835 to 1836, although Morgan's official title at the time was "Principal", a holdover from the institution's academy days. Morgan was appointed by the University Board of Trustees in 1835 following recommendations from his associates at Union College. His short tenure as President was considered mostly unsuccessful and he resigned only a year later to accept a position in North Carolina at a school for young ladies.
|University of Pittsburgh Chancellor
1835 – 1836
(Heman Dyer was the third individual to occupy the post)
- Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7.
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