Rev. Dr. John Edgar

Title

Rev. Dr. John Edgar

Subject

Wilson College Presidents

Description

Born: June 12, 1840 near Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 5, 1894
Inauguration: 1883
Education: Attended Andover Theological Seminary – ordained in 1869, honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Washington College

Family moved to America in 1849 – Philadelphia
Became a teacher then principal of the 24th school in Philly before turning 21

Married Elizabeth Boggs in 1870
After marriage became pastor of church in New Bloomfield, Perry county for 13 years

Progress:
Increased enrollment at Wilson
College became debt-free under him
Prepared plans for new science hall
Modified and clarified Wylie’s curriculum
Strengthened Art Department
Extended Main Hall

Source

VIP files

Publisher

C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives, Wilson College

Date

1883-1894

Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection contact the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 archives

Format

Image/Jpeg

Language

English

Files

Edgar.jpg

Citation

“Rev. Dr. John Edgar,” Hankey Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed June 23, 2024, https://exhibits.wilson.edu/items/show/1869.