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Clergyman , college president

Asa Mahan, American clergyman, college president. award degrees to women under same conditions as men.

Background

Mahan, Asa was born on November 9, 1799 in Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Captain Samuel and Anna (Dana) Mahan.

Education

Graduate Hamilton College, 1824, Andover Theological Seminary, 1827. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Hillsdale College, 1858, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1877. married Mary Dix, May 9, 1828.

Career

Adopted doctrine of full moral freedom, 1817. Active participant in revivals, 1824-1832. Ordained pastor Congressional Church, Pittsford, New York, 1829.

Trustee Lane Theological Seminary. 1st president Oberlin College, 1835-1850, established theological department, 1st college president to award degrees to women under same conditions as men. Resumed pastoral work, 1855.

Professor, later president Adrian College, 1860-1871. Editor monthly magazine The Divine Life.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor monthly magazine The Divine Life.

Connections

Married second, Mistress.

father:
Captain Samuel Mahan

mother:
Anna (Dana) Mahan

spouse:
Mistress