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William H. H. Adams
William H. H. Adams
TitleWilliam H. H. Adams
DescriptionWilliam H. H. Adams attended the preparatory school at Northwestern University, and at 19, was licensed to preach, which allowed him to serve as a student pastor during his collegiate courses in Chicago. Adams enlisted in Company A of the 111th Illinois Volunteers soon after the civil war had begun and was quickly promoted to First Lieutenant. He then worked to organize the first company of African-American soldiers -- drilling and preparing 2, 000 men before turning them over to their command. He resigned from the Army in 1865 to continue his studies at Northwestern and graduated from Garrett Biblical Institute in 1870. Adams was in the third year of his pastorate at Clinton, Illinois when he was elected the Fourth IWU President in 1875, and he held the office until 1888.
College Presidents
PublisherDigitized by: The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington Illinois, 61701
Record Group18-1/2 Presidents
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Digitization SpecificationsScanned using EPSON 4490 with EPSON Scan software.
Collection NameIWU Historical Collections (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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