History of the Michigan agricultural college and biographical sketches of trustees and professors . FREDERICK WILLIAM FUGER. THOMAS CHARLES BLAISDELL. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TRUSTEES AND FACULTY. 455 Professor S. D. Fess, of Chicago, says: I can, without reservation,commend him to your favorable consideration. Aside from his wide repu-tation as an author, his professional standing as a teacher, both from thestandpoint of the class room and the rostrum where I have seen him atwork, he is a most affable gentleman whose influence is wholesome. Inshort, I have observed no faults to him, and fran

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History of the Michigan agricultural college and biographical sketches of trustees and professors . FREDERICK WILLIAM FUGER. THOMAS CHARLES BLAISDELL. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TRUSTEES AND FACULTY. 455 Professor S. D. Fess, of Chicago, says: I can, without reservation,commend him to your favorable consideration. Aside from his wide repu-tation as an author, his professional standing as a teacher, both from thestandpoint of the class room and the rostrum where I have seen him atwork, he is a most affable gentleman whose influence is wholesome. Inshort, I have observed no faults to him, and fran
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History of the Michigan agricultural college and biographical sketches of trustees and professors . FREDERICK WILLIAM FUGER. THOMAS CHARLES BLAISDELL. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TRUSTEES AND FACULTY. 455 Professor S. D. Fess, of Chicago, says: I can, without reservation,commend him to your favorable consideration. Aside from his wide repu-tation as an author, his professional standing as a teacher, both from thestandpoint of the class room and the rostrum where I have seen him atwork, he is a most affable gentleman whose influence is wholesome. Inshort, I have observed no faults to him, and frankly confess he is the kindof a man one is pleased to recommend to his friends. My own opinionis that you cannot secure him. In case you can do so you will make nomistake. There were others of the same trend. He has fulfilled the promises givenin his recommendations. For many years he has been a very successful lecturer at teachers insti-tutes in five or more different States.. WILLIAM OLIN HEDRICK. He tells a story well; always looks on the bright side. In 1912 resignedto become president of Alma College. Children: Mary, Thomas C, Jr., Donald Christy, William Morse.Address: Alma, Michigan, 1915. William Olin Hedrick, M. S., Ph. D., son of Benjamin Hedrick, ofCharlottesville, Virginia, and Mary (Meyers) Hedrick, of Elkhart, Indiana,was born April 3, 1868, at Elkhart, Indiana. He graduated at high school, Harbor Springs, Michigan; graduate ofMichigan Agricultural College, 1891, with the degree of B. S.; 1896, Uni-versity of Michigan, M. S.; 1909, Ph. D. He is a Democrat and a Congregationalist. From August, 1891 to September, 1893, Instructor in English, MichiganAgricultural College; September, 1893, assistant professor of history and 456 HISTORY OF MICHIGAN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. political economy; June, 1906, professor of history and economics. Hisdoctorial thesis, the History of Railroad Taxation in Michigan was pub-lished in 1912 in a volume of 70 pages by
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