Horace Webster

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Horace Webster
1st President of City College of New York
In office
1847–1869
Succeeded byAlexander S. Webb
Personal details
Born(1794-09-21)September 21, 1794
Hartford, Connecticut
Died(1871-08-12)August 12, 1871
Geneva, New York

Horace Webster (Hartford, Connecticut, September 21, 1794 - Geneva, New York, July 12, 1871) was an American educator who graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1818. Webster remained at West Point as a mathematics professor until 1825, leaving with the rank of first lieutenant. He then moved to Geneva College, where he taught as a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy until he left in 1848 to head the Free Academy of New York, where he continued until retirement in 1869.[1] The school was renamed City College in 1866. Horace Webster served as its first president.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
New Position
President of City College of New York
1847 – 1869
Succeeded by
Alexander S. Webb)

References

  1. ^ "Prof. Horace Webster" (PDF). The New York Times. 1871-07-14. Retrieved 2009-06-06.