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.


Strong, Frank, educator, son of John Butler and Mary (Foote) Strong, was born at Venice, Cayuga county, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1859. He attended the Auburn, N. Y., high school in preparation for Yale, where he was graduated in 1884. While at Yale he won several prizes for composition and made contributions to the college periodicals. In 1885 he finished the two years' course in the Yale law school, securing the John A. Porter prize, then studied law in the office of Sereno E. Payne of Auburn, N. Y., and after being admitted to the bar in 1886 practiced for a time in Kansas City, Mo. In 1888 he gave up his profession to become principal of the high school in St. Joseph, Mo. On June 24, 1890, he married Mary Evelyn, daughter of William Z. Ransom of St. Joseph, Mo. From 1892 to 1895 he was superintendent of the public schools of Lincoln, Neb. In 1895 he returned to Yale and entered the graduate school, from which he received a Ph. D. degree in history in 1897. He was appointed a lecturer in history at Yale, which position he held until 1899, when he was elected president of the state university of Oregon. After serving three years he was called to the University of Kansas as chancellor and still (1911) occupies the executive chair. Dr. Strong is the author of a "Life of Benjamin Franklin," published in 1898, and of "Government of the American People," published in 1901. He is a member of the Psi Upsilon College fraternity, of the honorary society Phi Beta Kappa, and the American Historical Association.

Page 772 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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