Adams, Charles Kendall

Adams, Charles Kendall

(1835–1902) university president, historian; born in Derby, Vt. As president of Cornell University (1885–92), he established new schools of law and history and political science and recruited a scholarly faculty. Known as a "building president," he greatly expanded enrollments and the campus of the University of Wisconsin as president there (1892–1901).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.