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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Jordan, David Starr 1851- Educator; born in Gainesville, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1851; graduated at Cornell University in 1872; and at the Indiana Medical College in 1875. He was Professor of Biology in Butler University, Indiana, in 1875-79; held the same chair in Indiana University in 1879-85; and was president there in 1885-91. In the latter year he was elected president of the Leland Stanford, Jr., University. Since 1877 he has held several appointments under the United States government in connection with the fisheries and the fur-seal industry. He is author of A manual of Vertebrate animals of Northern United States; Science sketches; Fisheries of North and Middle America; Factors of organic evolution; Matka and Kotik; Care and culture of men; The innumerable Company; and many papers on ichthyology.