James Clarke Welling
|James Clarke Welling|
|Born||July 14, 1825|
|Died||September 4, 1894(aged 69)|
|Alma mater||Princeton University, 1844|
|Known for||President of Columbian University, now the George Washington University and cofounder of the National Geographic Society|
James Clarke Welling (July 14, 1825 – September 4, 1894) was the President of Columbian University, now the George Washington University, Washington, DC, from 1871 to 1894. He was a cofounder of the National Geographic Society.
During the Civil War, he wrote for the National Intelligencer. Welling was a professor at Princeton University when in 1871 he accepted the presidency of Columbian College. He became the sixth president of the university.
- Welling, James Clarke. At Historical Encyclopedia, George Washington University site
- Cathy Hunter. James Clarke Welling: A Champion of Education in the Nation’s Capital. Posted July 26, 2012 at Newswatch, National Geographic Society web site.
- Hagner, A.B. (1894) Memorial of James Clarke Welling. Historical Society of Washington, D.C. p. 47
- Kayser, Elmer Louis. 1970. Bricks Without Straw: The Evolution of George Washington University. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (Online at GWU's Gelman Library)
- Hagner, A.B. (1894), p. 50
- Life and Writings of James Clarke Welling
- Memorial of James Clarke Welling by A. B. Hagner, 1894, published by Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
- James Clarke Welling, published in The American Anthropologist
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