Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Adams, Charles Kendall

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ADAMS, Charles Kendall, educator, b. in Derby, Vt., 24 Jan., 1835. When twenty years of age he moved to Iowa, and subsequently entered the university of Michigan, graduating in 1861. He became assistant professor there in 1863, and five years later was elected to the full professorship of history. In 1869 he founded the history seminary at Ann Arbor. In 1881 he became a non-resident professor of history at Cornell university, and in 1885 succeeded Andrew D. White as its president. He has published papers and pamphlets on historical and educational subjects, and is the author of “Democracy and Monarchy in France” (New York, 1874) and a “Manual of Historical Literature” (New York, 1882). He has also edited “Representative British Orations” (3 vols., New York, 1884); and “Johnson's Cyclopedia” (1895).