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James Hulme Canfield

James Hulme Canfield
James Hulme Canfield, 1897

4th president (July 1, 1895 – June 30, 1899)
Born: March 18, 1847
Died: March 29, 1909

James Hulme Canfield Papers

Born in Delaware, Ohio, James Canfield grew up in New York City, attended Williams College, and later was employed by a railroad construction firm in the West. He went to Jackson, Michigan, to study law and for a time practiced law at St. Joseph, Michigan. He was a faculty member at the University of Kansas starting in 1877 (for 14 years) teaching English language and literature, history, and political science and was chancellor of the University of Nebraska.

Updated June 2013.