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Cornelius Conway Felton inaugurated as new President of Harvard University

Cornelius Conway Felton
07/19/1860
Cornelius Conway Felton, a graduate and long-time professor of Greek at the Cambridge, Massachusetts institution, had been unanimously elected as President of Harvard University in January 1860.  He succeeded the Reverend James Walker, who had resigned.  Felton was officially inaugurated at a ceremony in Cambridge the day after Harvard's 216th Commencement.  He served till his death in February 1862.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Harvard College, Class of 1863, The Report of the Secretary of the Class of 1863 of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA: John Wilson & Son, 1883), 173.

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