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Edward Duffield Neill

Edward Duffield Neill, American clergyman, college president, diplomat.

Background

  • Neill, Edward Duffield was born on August 9, 1823 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Doctor Henry and Martha (Duffield) Neill.

  • Education

    • Graduate Amherst, 1842. Studied at Andover Theological Seminary.

    Career

    • Church, 1847, ordained to ministry, 1848. Founder 1st Presbyterian Church St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, 1849, pastor, 1849-1854. Pastor House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 1855-1860.

      Secretary Minnesota History Society, 1851-1863. A founder St. Paul Public school system. 1st superintendent instruction Minnesota Territory, 1851-1853.

      Founder, president Baldwin school and College St. Paul. Chancellor University of Minnesota, 1858-1861. State superintendent public instruction Minnesota, 1860-1861.

      Chaplain 1st Minn Infantry, 1861-1862. Hospital chaplain United States Army, Philadelphia, 1862-1864. Assistant secretary to presidents Lincoln and Johnson.

      United States consul in Dublin, Ireland. Founder Minnesota Jesus College, 1872. President Macalester College, 1874-1884, professor of history, English literature and political economy, 1885.

      Author: A History of Minnesota, 1858. Terra Mariae; or Threads of Maryland Colonial History, 1867. Virginia Carolorum, 1886.

      Concise History of Minnesota, 1887.

    Works

    • Author: A History of Minnesota, 1858. Terra Mariae
    • or Threads of Maryland Colonial History, 1867. Virginia Carolorum, 1886.

      Concise History of Minnesota, 1887.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Hall, October 4, 1847, 5 children.
    • father: Doctor Henry Neill
    • mother: Martha (Duffield) Neill
    • spouse: Nancy Hall
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    Born August 9, 1823
    Died September 26, 1893
    (aged 70)
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