Daniel Coit Gilman

Daniel Coit Gilman (/ˈɡɪlmən/; July 6, 1831 – October 13, 1908) was an American educator and academic.[1] Gilman was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College,[2] and subsequently served as the second president of the University of California, Berkeley, as the first president of Johns Hopkins University, and as founding president of the Carnegie Institution. Eponymous halls at both Berkeley and Hopkins pay tribute to his service. He was also co-founder of the Russell Trust Association, which administers the business affairs of Yale's Skull and Bones society. Gilman served for twenty five years as president of Johns Hopkins; his inauguration in 1876 has been said to mark "the starting point of postgraduate education in the U.S."[3]

Daniel Coit Gilman
President of Johns Hopkins University
In office
Succeeded byIra Remsen
President of the University of California, Berkeley
In office
Preceded byHenry Durant
Succeeded byW.T. Reid
Personal details
Born(1831-07-06)July 6, 1831
Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedOctober 13, 1908(1908-10-13) (aged 77)
Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse(s)Mary Van Winker Ketcham; Elizabeth Dwight Woolsey
ChildrenAlice; Elisabeth
Alma materYale University
ProfessionAcademic administrator, educator, librarian, author
InstitutionsYale College
University of California
Johns Hopkins University
Sheffield Scientific School
Carnegie Institution

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