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Dr. John P. Ashley, 1862
6th President, 1898-1901

 
    Died April 11, 1906 

Albion College President +

Accomplishments as President

Related Documents

1898, Addresses Delivered at the Inauguration of Rev. John P. Ashley, as President of Albion College, February 23, 1898.

Biographical Information
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.

After winning a fellowship in 1893, he studied abroad at the universities at Oxford, Berlin, Jena, and Leipzig. The next year he returned to Boston University to receive his Ph.D. 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.

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