Andrew Dickson White

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Person.png Andrew Dickson White   WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(academic, historian, diplomat)
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Homer, New York
DiedNovember 4, 1918 (Age 85)
Ithaca, New York
Alma materYale College, A.B.
SpouseMary A. Outwater
Member ofSkull and Bones
US bonesman,university president and diplomat.

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Germany

In office
June 19, 1879 - August 15, 1881

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Russia

In office
July 22, 1892 - October 1, 1894

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Germany

In office
June 12, 1897 - November 27, 1902

Andrew Dickson White was an American historian and educator who cofounded Cornell University and was its first president for nearly two decades. A politician, he had been state senator in New York. He was later appointed as an American diplomat to Germany and Russia, among other responsibilities.

White as a junior or senior at Yale, wearing his Skull and Bones pin.


At Yale, White was a classmate of Daniel Coit Gilman, who would later serve as the first president of Johns Hopkins University. The two were members of the Skull and Bones[1] and remained close friends.


Related Quotation

Skull and Bones“The Order we are about to investigate [Skull and Bones] had great foresight, back in the 1880s, to create both the American Historical Association and the American Economic Association (most economists were then more historians than analysts) under their terms, with their people and their objectives. Andrew Dickson White was a member of The Order and the first President of the American Historical Association.”Antony Sutton2002
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