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Frances G. Barnes
Frances G. Barnes
TitleFrances G. Barnes
DescriptionFrances George Barnes, whose English parents brought him to Canada when he was four years old, worked as a missionary among the Native Americans in the frontier districts of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. In 1885, the Canadian came to the United States and for four years was a cowboy and rancher in North Dakota. He then entered the preparatory department of Hamline University at St. Paul, Minnesota in 1891. After graduating from Hamline in 1897, Barnes became Principal of the Epworth (Iowa) Seminary, and while serving there, won his D.D. degree from Upper Iowa University in 1900. Elected President of the Grand Prarie Seminary at Onarga, Illinois, he was on leave doing graduate work at Harvard University when he was elected the Seventh President of IWU in 1905 and his term lasted until 1908. Barnes started a new era at IWU by spending the majority of his time in office publicizing the school and increasing attendance at IWU.
College Presidents
PublisherDigitized by: The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington Illinois, 61701
Record Group18-1/2 Presidents
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Digitization SpecificationsScanned using EPSON 4490 with EPSON Scan software.
Collection NameIWU Historical Collections (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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