Forrest, John

John Forrest [PC1, Box 7, Folder 2, Item 2]

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Forrest, John

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Dates of existence

1842-1920

History

John Forrest was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1842. He was educated at the Free Church College in Halifax, the Presbyterian Seminary in Truro, and at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He was the minister of St John's Presbyterian Church in Halifax and represented the Presbyterians on Dalhousie University's Board of Governors beginning in 1879. In 1881 he was appointed George Munro Professor of History and served as Dalhousie's president from 1885-1911. He died in Halifax in 1920 at age 77, known by many of his former students as "Lord John."

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Dalhousie University. Board of Governors (1821 -)

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Dates of the relationship

1878-1881

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John Forrest represented the Presbyterian Church on Dalhousie's Board of Governors beginning in 1878.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (1988 -)

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John Forrest taught history at Dalhousie and served as university president from 1885-1910.

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition

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  • English

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