Daniel Coit Gilman (1831 - 1908)

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Daniel Coit Gilman (6 July 1831 - 13 October 1908) was an American educator and academician, who was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College, and who subsequently served as one of the earliest presidents of the University of California, the first president of Johns Hopkins University, and as founding president of the Carnegie Institution. He was also co-founder of the Russell Trust Association, which administers the business affairs of Yale's Skull and Bones society. Gilman's inauguration as Hopkins president, in which capacity he served for 25 years, is "commonly taken as marking the starting point of postgraduate education in the U.S.," according to TIME magazine.

Daniel Coit Gilman Summer House, also known as Over Edge, is a house in Northeast Harbor, Maine. It is significant for its association with Daniel Coit Gilman. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965. It is located on Huntington Lane, a private road off Huntington Road, in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, south of Acadia National Park.

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