; married second, Mary (Beaumont) Dudley, 1868. 3 children. Admitted to Michigan bar, 1847. Principal union school, Jonesville, Michigan, 1847-1849.
1st principal Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, 1852-1865. Conducted numerous teachers insts., 1852-1853. An organizer, 1st president Michigan Teachers Association.
Trustee Michigan Agricultural College. Engaged in business in Florida, 1865-1868. Member United States Senate from Florida, 1868-1869.
1st president Iowa State Agricultural College, Ames, 1869-1884, taught history, psychology at college, 1884-1889. Defended industrial education, supported women’s rights to obtain college education. Sent by United States commissioner of agriculture to report on agricultural schools in Germany, Belgium, England, 1883.
Author: Analysis of the English Sentence, 1855. Report on the Organization and Management of Seven Agricultural Schools in Germany, Belgium and England, 1885. The Teachers’ Psychology, 1889.
Born April 12, 1821
Died March 14, 1889