Thwing, Charles (Franklin)(1853–1937) college president; born in New Sharon, Maine. As president of Western Reserve University, Cleveland (1890–1921), he orchestrated great expansion, inaugurating new graduate schools, extension studies, and adult education. He helped to found the Cleveland School of Education. His many publications include History of Higher Education in America (1906).
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