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Rev. Loring Grant
Wesleyan Seminary Financial Agent


Rev. Loring Grant was appointed as the first financial agent for the WesleyanSeminary project. Despite being a retired ministered, Grant labored hard forthree years. As the campaign for capital funds Grant’s named appeared withincreasingly regularity. Unfortunately, Grant also became identified with asystem of scholarships that nearly ruined the institution. The early seminarydistributed Free Tuition Forever certificates, for people who donated $25 at theinstitutions founding.

Another responsibility of Grant was selling part of the property deeded tothe Wesleyan Seminary from the Albion Company. Grant purchased the first fivelots on August 29, 1842, and was later followed by Prof. Delos Fall, Rev.William H. Brockway, and Dr. Arthur M. Chickering. 

Source: Keith Fennimore. The Albion College Sesquicentennial History. Albion, Michigan: Albion College. 1985.

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