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REV. SHELIJON JACKSON was horn in 1834.
After studying at Glens Falls Acadeiny and at
Hayesville lnstitute, he entered Union as a sopho-
more in the class of 1855. Upon graduation, he
entered Princeton 'liheological Seminary and was
otdained hy fir. Nott in 1858. At the conclusion
ol' many years work among the frontiersmen
and Indians in the west, Ilr. ,laclcson lmegan work
in Alaska where he was appointed United States
General Agent of Education. He performed a
great service to all northern people when he in-
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DR. NOTT was born at Ashford, Connecticut,
in 1773. I-le was graduated from Brown Uni-
versity in 1795. Before coming' to Union as its
president in IHO4, llr. Nott was a clergyinan in
:Xlhany. On his arrival at Union, Rev. Nott
found the college financially embarrassed, but
succeeded in placing it on a sound footing. flur-
ing the tirst decade of his presidency, the enroll-
ment increased tive-fold. Dr. Nott was a great
leader and teacher, being friendly and congenial,
yet always keeping strict discipline. llis death
in 1866 brought to a close the longest and most
successful presidency of Ynion College.
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ROBliR'l' TOQMBS, horn in Georgia in ISIC,
spent some time at Franklin College, and gradu-
ated from Union in 1828. In 1830 he entered the
' TA liar, and from that time ou his rise in the politi-
A Y X cal field was rapid, attaining senatorship in 1853.
E Ile was a Southern Wfhig, and upon the seces-
xl 2 sion of Georgia from the 'Union in 1861, he with-
' I- sg, drew from the senate to land the southern cause.
wi Qi' ,. l-le was a candidate for president of the Con-
.l J M, lederacy, and his bravery won him much dis-
l f tinetion in the battles of Bull Run and .-Xntietam.
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Vermont, Octoher 5, 1830, entered Union as a
Sophomore in 1845, and was graduated at the age
of eighteen a Phi Beta Kappa man. He ae-
eepted the nomination as vice-president in 1880,
and ou President Garlields assassination in 1801,
he took the oath of olliee as President. His ae-
Cession to the presidency created apprehensions,
tor he was reputed to be a lactionist and a
spoilsman, but in his inaugural address he stated
his profound desire to administer his ollice in a
spirit sans factional animosity. From this policy
he never deviated till his death on Novemlier IS,
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