Jonas Gilman Clark

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Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University.wikipedia
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Clark University

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Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University.
Founded in 1887 with a large endowment from its namesake Jonas Gilman Clark, a prominent businessman, Clark was one of the first modern research universities in the United States.

Massachusetts

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He started his business career in Massachusetts, before moving to California in the 1850s.

Worcester, Massachusetts

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He moved to Worcester in 1878, and founded Clark University in that city in 1887.

Milford, Massachusetts

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He was also a manager of retail stores in Hubbardston, Milford and Lowell.

Lowell, Massachusetts

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He was also a manager of retail stores in Hubbardston, Milford and Lowell.

American Civil War

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When the American Civil War began, Clark supported the Union cause; he was active in multiple Union causes.

Union (American Civil War)

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When the American Civil War began, Clark supported the Union cause; he was active in multiple Union causes.

Leland Stanford

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He was probably inspired by his friend Leland Stanford to establish his own university.

Cornell University

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Clark University was to incorporate the best features of the continental European and American universities such as Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University

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Clark University was to incorporate the best features of the continental European and American universities such as Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University.

G. Stanley Hall

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G. Stanley Hall became the first president of Clark University; he was hired by Clark, and other trustees.

Will and testament

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His will, drafted in New York City, was kept secret from Hall and the trustees.

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Hubbardston Public Library

Construction of the building, and a significant portion of the library's early collection, were made possible through grants and gifts from Hubbardston native Jonas G. Clark, founder of Worcester's Clark University.

Clark

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In the 1880s, industrialist Jonas Gilman Clark bought land and founded Clark University in 1887.