Schurman, Jacob G.

Autograph sentiment signed by Cornell's 3rd President, US diplomat

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(1854-1942) Canadian-born 3rd President of Cornell University 1892-1920, diplomat. He was a professor of English literature, political economy and psychology at Acadia College, Nova Scotia, 1880-1882, of metaphysics and English literature at Dalhousie College, Nova Scotia 1882-86, and of philosophy (Sage professor) at Cornell 1886-92, Dean of the Sage School of Philosophy 1891-92, where he edited The Philosophical Review. As Cornell's president, Schurman helped invent the modern state-supported research university. Under the Morrill Act, states were obligated to fund maintenance of land grant college facilities, but were not obligated to fund operations. Subsequent laws required states to match federal funds for agricultural research stations and cooperative extension. In his inaugural address, he announced his intent to enlist the financial support of the state, and in 1894, the legislature voted to make annual appropriations for the college. This set the precedent of privately controlled, state-supported statutory colleges and cooperation between Cornell and the state. The annual state appropriations were later extended to agriculture, home economics, and following WW II, industrial and labor relations. He was chairman of the First US Philippine Commission in 1899, and wrote (besides a part of the official report to Congress) "Philippine Affairs--A Retrospect and an Outlook" (1902). He co-founded The Philosophical Review in 1892 and wrote "Kantian Ethics and the Ethics of Evolution" (1881); "The Ethical Import of Darwinism" (1888); "Belief in God" (1890), and "Agnosticism and Religion" (1896). He was Ambassador to Greece 1912-13, Minister to China 1921-25, and Ambassador to Germany 1925-29. In 1917 he was appointed honorary chairman of the American Relief Committee for the Greeks of Asia Minor which provided humanitarian relief to Ottoman Greeks during the Greek genocide. In 1960, Cornell named the administrative wing of its veterinary school in his honor. Autograph sentiment ("Yours truly") signed on a 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 card

Condition: Good, light toning at left and bottom edges
Type:Signed card






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