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Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White (1832 - 1918) American diplomat, author and educator

Andrew Dickson White was born in Homer, New York, U.S.A. on Nov. 7, 1832. He was educated at Yale, graduating in 1853 and then studied for a further 3 years in Europe before returning to the States as the professor of history and English literature at the University of Michigan.

White was the founder (1865) and first president of Cornell University and also served as the minister to Germany (1879-1881) and Russia (1892-1894) and ambassador to Germany (1897-1902).

As an author, White's best known works are A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (1896)[History Of The Warfare Of Science With Theology In Christendom (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=915)] and Seven Great Statesmen in the Warfare of Humanity with Unreason (1910).

White died in Ithaca, New York on Nov. 4, 1918.

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