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politician , senator

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.

Connections

Married Helen F. Gillespie, 1874.

father:
John Ferris

mother:
Estella (Reed) Ferris

spouse:
Helen F. Gillespie