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Eliphalet Nott

college union president

College president, born in Ashford, Connecticut, USA. He was a nationally famous Presbyterian preacher in Albany, NY, before beginning an extraordinary career as president of Union College, Schenectady (1804–66). He restored the college's financial viability through state lotteries, established engineering and medical schools, and brought Union a reputation for intellectual quality.

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