Portrait of Sidney Harper Marsh


Portrait of Sidney Harper Marsh


Portrait of Sidney Harper Marsh, the first President of Pacific University. Born August 25, 1825 in Virginia. After earning a D.D. from the University of Vermont and teaching for a few years in Virginia, he travelled to Oregon in 1853 on the invitation of George Atkinson. He became principal of Tualatin Academy upon his arrival in 1853, and then became the first president of Pacific University the following year. He served as the President of Pacific University for the next 25 years. His tenure ended on February 2, 1879 in Forest Grove, when he passed away at age 81.
[on paper frame] Early photo of S. H. Marsh probably 1860 to 70 - JWM [James Walker Marsh?], 1951

Date Created

circa 1860s






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