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Augustus Russell Street

Augustus Russell Street, American philanthropist. member Phi Beta Kappa, Linonian Soc.

Background

  • Street, Augustus Russell was born on November 5, 1791 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Titus and Amaryllis (Atwater) Street.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1812. Studied law with Judge Charles Chauncey.

    Career

    • Treasurer, New Haven Tontine Company, 1827. Made contributions to Yale for development of modern langs. and arts, established Titus Street Professorship of Ecclesiastical History and scholarship in theological department, 1855, donated building for school of fine arts partially endowed Yale School Fine Arts (founded 1866), one of 1st art schools in country connected with a college, co-educational (1st admission of women to Yale). Member Phi Beta Kappa, Linonian Soc.

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa, Linonian Soc.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Leffingwell, October 29, 1815, 7 children.
    • father: Titus Street
    • mother: Amaryllis (Atwater) Street
    • spouse: Caroline Leffingwell
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    Born November 5, 1791
    Died June 12, 1866
    (aged 74)
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