Edward Austin Sheldon

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Edward Austin Sheldon
1st President of State University of New York at Oswego
In office
Succeeded by I. C. Poucher
Personal details
Born (1823-10-04)October 4, 1823
Perry Center, New York
Died August 26, 1897(1897-08-26) (aged 73)
Oswego, New York
Spouse(s) Frances Stiles Sheldon
Children Mary Sheldon Barnes.
Residence Oswego, New York
Alma mater Hamilton College
Profession Educator
Religion congregationalist

Edward Austin Sheldon (October 4, 1823 – August 26, 1897) was an American educator, and the founding president of State University of New York at Oswego (then Oswego Primary Teachers' Training School). He also served as superintendent of schools for the cities of Syracuse, New York and Oswego, New York. Sheldon's main achievement was the introduction of the principles and teachings of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi into American education through the Oswego Movement.[1] His daughter was educator Mary Sheldon Barnes.

Sheldon and the Oswego Movement[edit]


  1. ^ Oswego: Fountainhead of Teacher Education, Dorothy Rogers, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., New York, 1961

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