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Rev John Bascom, Jr.

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Genoa, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Death: October 27, 1911 (84)
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States (Acute dilatation of the heart)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Bascom, Sr. and Laura Bascom
Husband of Emma Bascom and Abby Amanda Bascom
Father of George Mooar Bascom; Jean Jennie Bascom; Emma Bascom; Dr. Florence Bascom and Mabel Bascom
Brother of Harriet N Beaumont; Mary Bascom; John Bascom; Frances Cordelia Bascom and William Bascom

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About Rev John Bascom, Jr.

  • Residence: 1880 - Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  • Residence: 1900 - Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Residence: 1910 - Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bascom

John Bascom (May 1, 1827 – October 2, 1911) was an American professor, college president and writer.

Life

He was born on May 1, 1827 in Genoa, New York, and was a graduate of Williams College with the class of 1849. He graduated from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1855. Besides the degrees he got in those places, he held many other scholarly and honorary degrees. He was professor of rhetoric at Williams College from 1855 to 1874, and was president of the University of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1887. He retired in 1903 and died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on October 2, 1911.

He was the author of some thirty or forty books. He said in his biography the books cost him more money than he ever received from their publication. But he also included that he was glad to have written them and is only sorry that he could not have been of more service to his fellow men. He greatly influenced Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. during the latter's time at the University of Wisconsin.

In 1853, John married Abbie Burt, who died shortly thereafter. John then wed Emma Curtiss, to whom he was married for over fifty years. Their three children, Jean, George and Florence, all graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

Bascom Hill and Bascom Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison are both named for him. Bascom House, the home of the Williams College Office of Admissions, is also named for Bascom.

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Rev John Bascom, Jr.'s Timeline

1827
May 1, 1827
Genoa, Cayuga County, New York, United States
1857
May 1857
Age 30
Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1859
April 1859
Age 31
Massachusetts, United States
1861
June 1861
Age 34
Massachusetts, United States
1862
July 14, 1862
Age 35
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1867
August 3, 1867
Age 40
Massachusetts, United States
1911
October 27, 1911
Age 84
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States