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Adonijah Strong Welch

Adonijah Strong Welch, American senator, college president. member United States Senate from Florida, 1868-1869.

Background

  • Welch, Adonijah Strong was born on April 12, 1821 in East Hampton, Connecticut, United States. Son of Bliss and Elizabeth (Strong) Welch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1846, Master of Arts, 1852.

    Career

    • ; 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.

    Works

    • 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.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from Florida, 1868-1869.

    Connections

    • Married Eunice P. Buckingham (deceased.; married second, Mary (Beaumont) Dudley, 1868.
    • father: Bliss Welch
    • mother: Elizabeth (Strong) Welch
    • spouses: Eunice P. Buckingham
    • Mary
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    Died March 14, 1889
    (aged 67)
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