Albion College President +
Accomplishments as President
- Area of campus expanded
- Athletic Field (1900-1914)
1898, Addresses Delivered at the Inauguration of Rev. John P. Ashley, as President of Albion College, February 23, 1898.
Dr. Ashley was born April 14, 1862, at Stoke-on-Trent in England. He left England shortly after the death of his parents to come to the United States. He made his early American home in Brooklyn, New York, until 1884, after which he went to Zanesville, Ohio, where he lived briefly before starting college work in 1885 at Ohio Wesleyan University. He was graduated in 1890 from Ohio Wesleyan and entered Boston University the same year, later receiving an S.T.B. degree.
Before coming to Albion he was president for three years of the Genessee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York. In 1901 when he left Albion he moved to California where he died several years later in Pacific Grove.
Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961.