Daniel Dana

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Daniel Dana
Stained glass - Daniel Dana - Rollins Chapel (Dartmouth College) - DSC09033.JPG
President of Dartmouth College
In office
Preceded by Francis Brown
Succeeded by Bennet Tyler
Personal details
Born (1771-07-24)July 24, 1771
Ipswich, Massachusetts
Died August 26, 1859(1859-08-26) (aged 88)
Newburyport, Massachusetts

The Rev. Daniel Dana (July 24, 1771 – August 26, 1859) was a minister in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and president of Dartmouth College from 1820 to 1821. He graduated from Dartmouth in the class of 1788.


Dana was reluctant to take on the presidency of an institution so recently embattled following the Dartmouth College case. He was finally convinced by the Trustees to become the fourth president in the Wheelock Succession in 1820. Plagued by ill health and exhausted by the strain of the presidency, he resigned just one year later.

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