The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Charles Kendall

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ADAMS, Charles Kendall, LL.D., J.U.D. (1835-1902). An American educator and historian. He was born in Derby, Vt.; removed to Iowa in 1855, and in 1861 graduated at the University of Michigan, where he was assistant professor of Latin and history from 1863 to 1867, and full professor of history from 1867 to 1885. Having studied in Germany, France, and Italy in 1867 and 1868, he followed the German method of instruction, and in 1869 and 1870 established an historical seminary which proved of great value in promoting the study of history and political science. In 1881 he was made non-resident professor of history at Cornell, and in 1885 succeeded Andrew D. White as president of that university. This position he resigned in 1892, and from then until 1902 was president of the University of Wisconsin. In 1890 he was president of the American Historical Association. He was editor-in-chief of Johnson's Universal Cyclopædia (now the Universal Cyclopædia) from 1892 to 1895. Among his publications are Democracy and Monarchy in France (1872); a valuable Manual of Historical Literature (1882); British Orations (1884), and Christopher Columbus, His Life and Work (1892).