David Starr Jordan was a pioneer for education and known for his involvement in the  early peace movements of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. From a young age Jordan’s unconventional parents saw fit to send him to the best schools. In the rural farm area of Gainesville, New York that just so happened to be an all girls institution. David went on to graduate with the inaugural class at Cornell with a degree in botany. One of his most affluent successes is becoming the youngest university presidents in the country. At age 34 he accepted the presidency at Indiana University. During his administration he more than doubled attendance. David virtuously continued on after his successes in Indiana to begin a new adventure. In 1891 he became Stanford Universities President. He offered a non-secriterial curriculum for women as well as one of the first liberal arts programs in the country. David Starr Jordan was an innovative tycoon for modern education. Today we honor him and thank him for his TruStatement.


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