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Ernest R. Nichols


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Date: 6/15/2004 at 06:28:16

NICHOLS, Ernest Reuben, educator, was born in Farmington, Conn., Sept. 11, 1858; son of Andrew Frisbie and Jane Elizabeth (Crampton) Nichols, and grandson of Reuben and Jerusha (Frisbie) Nichols, and of Rufus and Naomi (Chidzie) Crampton. He attended the public schools of Clayton county, Iowa, and was graduated from the Iowa state normal school, B.D., 1882; from the State University of Iowa, B.S., 1887, A.M., 1890, and was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, 1894-95. He taught school for two years; was principal of the high school at Charles city, Iowa, 1882-83, superintendent of the Nashua, Iowa, public schools, 1883-87; assistant professor of mathematics of the State University of Iowa, 1887-90; professor of physics at the Kansas State Agricultural college, 1890-99, and was elected president of the college in 1899. He was married, Dec. 20, 1888, to Marguerite Rae Nichols.

-source: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904, by Rossiter Johnson

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