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President David M. Dooley

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Presidential History

The University’s Leaders – Past and Present


John Hosea Washburn, 1892-1902

John H. Washburn was appointed to be principal of the Rhode Island Agricultural School in 1889. The land for the college had been appropriated for Rhode Island with the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862. Washburn’s first order of business was to wrest the appropriation of land-grant status from Brown University for the Rhode Island […]

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