James C. Greenough

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James Carruthers Greenough
Head and shoulders photograph of a man in an overcoat. He has a salt and pepper goatee and has his hair combed to the side. He wears a calm expression and is looking slightly to the right.
James C. Greenough circa 1891
Principal of the Rhode Island Normal School (now Rhode Island College)
In office
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)
In office
Principal of Westfield State Normal School (now Westfield State University)
In office
Personal details
BornAugust 15, 1829
Wendell, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 4, 1924(1924-12-04) (aged 95)[1]
Westfield, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)Jeanie Ashley Bates (1860–1921)
Alma materWilliams College (A.B., A.M.)
Brown University (A.M.)
Berea College (LL.D.)[2]

James Carruthers Greenough (August 15, 1829 – December 4, 1924) was an American educator who served as the third principal of the Rhode Island Normal School, sixth president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, and seventh principal of the Westfield State Normal School.[2] He was also an outspoken advocate of Christian teachings in public academic institutions,[3] a fellow of the American Institute of Instruction,[4] and author of a treatise on the British education system.[5]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ The Sixty-Third Annual Report of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. XVIII. Amherst, MA: Massachusetts Agricultural College. February 1926. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  2. ^ a b Marquis, Albert Nelson, ed. (1909). "Greenough, James Carruthers". Who's Who in New England. Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Company. OCLC 2108089. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  3. ^ Greenough, J. C. (June 1887). Smythe, Egbert C.; Churchill, J.W.; Tucker, William J.; Harris, George; Hincks, Edward Y. (eds.). "Morality and Religion in the Public School". The Andover Review. Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press; Houghton, Mifflin and Company. VII (42): 638–648. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  4. ^ Norris-Sullivan, E. (1882). The Lectures and Journal of Proceedings of the American Institute of Instruction; July 5-8, 1881, at St. Albans, VT. Boston: American Institute of Instruction. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  5. ^ Greenough, James C. (November 1903). Harris, W.T (ed.). The Evolution of the Elementary Schools of Great Britain. New York: D. Appleton and Company. OCLC 2108089. Retrieved 2012-01-27.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Joshua Kendall
Principal of the Rhode Island Normal School
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Morgan
Preceded by
Levi Stockbridge
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College
Succeeded by
Henry H. Goodell
Preceded by
Joseph G. Scott
Principal of Westfield State Normal School
Succeeded by
Charles S. Chapin