Nathaniel Fish Moore

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Nathaniel Fish Moore
8th President of Columbia University
In office
Preceded by William Alexander Duer
Succeeded by Charles King
Personal details
Born (1782-12-25)December 25, 1782
Newton, Illinois
Died April 27, 1872(1872-04-27) (aged 89)
Hudson, New York

Nathaniel Fish Moore (December 25, 1782 – April 27, 1872)[1] was the eighth president of Columbia College; he had earlier been a lawyer and served on the faculty. He was the nephew of the college's former president Benjamin Moore.

In 1820, Moore began his career at Columbia College as a professor of Greek and Latin. He was appointed the first full-time Librarian of the College in 1838. Four years later, Moore was elected the eighth president of the college, resigning under unremarkable circumstances in 1849.[2]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
William Alexander Duer
President of Columbia College
Succeeded by
Charles King