Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lippincott, Joshua Allen, clergyman and fourth chancellor of the University of Kansas, was born in Burlington county, N. J., Jan. 31, 1835. He was a lineal descendant of Richard Lippincott, who came to America in 1619 from Devonshire, England. Mr. Lippincott passed his childhood and youth in Burlington county, receiving his early education in the rural schools. His higher education was received in Pennington Seminary and Dickinson College at Carlisle, Pa., at which institution he was graduated in 1858. The same year he began teaching at Pennington Seminary, where he was made professor of mathematics and German. Four years later he became superintendent of the public schools in Scranton, Pa. From there he was called to a position in the New Jersey state normal and model schools at Trenton. In 1865 he was admitted to the Wyoming conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, although he had previously been a Quaker. While doing his educational work he frequently acted as pastor and answered frequent calls to the pulpit. After having filled the pulpit at Ashbury church, Hackensack, N. J., he accepted the professorship of mathematics and astronomy in Dickinson College, where he remained until 1883, when he resigned to become chancellor of the University of Kansas. During his administration great progress was made by that institution, but as the position was not entirely to his taste he resigned in 1889 to accept the pastorate of the First Methodist Episcopal church at Topeka, Kan., from which church he went to the Arch Street Methodist Episcopal church of Philadelphia, Pa. Following his services there he became secretary of the Methodist Episcopal hospital at Philadelphia. In 1882 Franklin and Marshall College of Lancaster, Pa., conferred upon him the degree of D. D., and in 1886 the University of Michigan conferred upon him the degree of LL. D. Dr. Lippincott died on Dec. 30, 1906, at Los Angeles, Cal. He was survived by two sons—J. B. Lippincott of Los Angeles and Dr. Walter Lippincott of Seattle, Wash.

Page 171 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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