Cyrus Northrop


Cyrus Northrop
Cyrus Northrop
President of the University of Minnesota
Term 1884 – 1911
Predecessor William Watts Folwell
Successor George Edgar Vincent
Born September 30, 1834(1834-09-30)
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Died April 3, 1922(1922-04-03) (aged 88)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cyrus Northrop (September 30, 1834 – April 3, 1922) was an American university president.

He was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[1] He graduated from Yale University in 1857 and at the law school there in 1859. Two years later he was appointed clerk of the Connecticut House of Representatives and in 1862 clerk of the Senate. He was professor of rhetoric and English literature at Yale from 1863 to 1884. He was president of the University of Minnesota from then to 1911, when he became president emeritus.

He liked to go by the name "Prexy". During his presidency the University came to rank as one of the most progressive of the State universities. Northrop published Addresses, Educational and Patriotic (1910). He encouraged poet Arthur Upson to revise the song, "Hail! Minnesota."

For his leadership and vision, the Minnesota Geological Survey honored Dr. Northrop by naming a mountain after him; Mount Northrop is located in Lake County, in the range of the Sawtooth Mountains. [2]

In addition, the Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus and the Northrop Collegiate School (now Blake School) are named after him.

Notes

Preceded by
William Watts Folwell
President of the University of Minnesota
1884–1911
Succeeded by
George Edgar Vincent




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