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Woodbridge Nathan Ferris

Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, American senator.

Background

  • Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan was born on January 6, 1853 in Spencer, New York, United States. Son of John, Junior and Estella (Reed) Ferris.

  • Education

    • Educated acada., and Oswego (New York) Normal and Training School, 1870-1873, medical department University of Michigan, 1873-1874.

    Career

    • Principal of a business college and academic, Freeport, Illinois, 1875-1876. Professor Rock River U., Dixon, Illinois, 1876-1877. Principal Dixon (Illinois) Business College and Academy, 1878-1879.

      Superintendent schools, Pittsfield, Illinois, 1879-1884. Founded, 1884, president, Ferris Institute, since 1884. President Big Rapids (Michigan) Savings Bank.

      Democratic candidate for Congress, 1892, for government of Michigan, 1904. Elected governor for terms 1913-1914 and 1915-1916. United States senator, term 1923-1929.

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    • Married Helen F. Gillespie, 1874.
    • father: John Ferris
    • mother: Estella (Reed) Ferris
    • spouse: Helen F. Gillespie
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    Born January 6, 1853
    Died March 23, 1928
    (aged 75)
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