George W. Lilley

George W. Lilley (February 9, 1850 – June 8, 1904) was an American academic, professor of mathematics, and the first president of two American universities, today known as South Dakota State University and Washington State University. George W. Lilley was born February 9, 1850, in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, the son of William Lilley, a native of England, and Harriet Huntley Lilley, a native of Canada. Pioneers in Henry County, George's parents owned two farms including one with a substantial coal mining operation. They had six children. George Lilley began his college studies at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, earning a bachelor's degree about 1873 or 1874. In 1886, Knox College also granted him an honorary degree. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. The latter institution awarded him both Ph.D. and LL.D. degrees. Lilley began his career in business in Corning, Iowa, from 1878 to 1880. In early 1884 he was selected to be the first president of Dakota Agricultural College, today South Dakota State University in Brookings.

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Date of birth
February 9th, 1850
Date of death
1904 at age of 53


1. University of Michigan Colleges/University

The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

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Type Flagship university
2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
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People attended University of Michigan connected by profession and/or age

b. 1850., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1855., Historian
b. 1846., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1846., Politician
b. 1850., Author
b. 1852., Academic
b. 1849., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1845., Politician

2. Knox College Colleges/University

Knox College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois. Knox is classified as a more selective institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is ranked 75th among liberal arts colleges by the 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report. It is one of 40 schools featured in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives.

Type Private university
Institution colors
February 15th, 1837
2 E South St, 61401-4597 - Galesburg, Illinois
2010. 1,392
2009. 1,384
2008. 1,351
Acceptance rate
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 32.7 K $
Official web page
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
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People attended Knox College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1846., Inventor
b. 1848., Politician
b. 1850., Musical Artist
b. 1854., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1827., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1868., Poet
b. 1841., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1979., Actor


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