Cyrus David Foss

Cyrus David Foss

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cyrus David Foss (January 17, 1834 - January 29, 1910) was a prominent Methodist bishop in latter 19th century, primarily serving in New York City and New England. Foss was born in Kingston, New York on January 17, 1834. He attended Wesleyan University, graduating in 1854. He began his career teaching, and then entered the ministry. Foss was "pastor of the most prominent Methodist churches in this city and Brooklyn. Foss married Mary E. Bradley in 1856. She died in 1863, and he married Amelia Robertson in 1865. Foss was elected the sixth President of Wesleyan University in 1875, and he held that post for five years. His term in office was generally prosperous. By all accounts, Foss was a genial and avuncular man. He lived on a hill behind the campus, and "Foss House" was a prominent campus fixture until the late 1950s. It was used to house veterans during and after World War II. It is now the site of West College. The hill is still known as "Foss Hill."
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136729717
  • 9786136729718