Robert W. Oliver

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Rev. R. W. Oliver

Rev. Robert W. Oliver (1815–1899) was the first Chancellor of the University of Kansas from 1865 to 1867.[1]

In November 1863, the Rev. Robert W. Oliver, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, met with church leaders to review the status of plans for establishing a university in Lawrence. He led the building of North College Hall, which opened to 55 students on Sept. 16, 1866.[2]


  1. ^ "Previous chancellors". Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  2. ^ "1857 - Trinity Episcopal Church" City of Lawrence. Retrieved 28 October 2013.