Historical records matching Andrew Dickson White, 1st President of Cornell University
About Andrew Dickson White, 1st President of Cornell University
Andrew Dickson White was an American historian and educator, who was the cofounder of Cornell University and served as its first president for nearly two decades. He was known for expanding the scope of college curriculae. A politician, he had served as state senator in New York. He was later appointed as a US diplomat to Germany and Russia, among other responsibilities.