William A. Finley

William Asa Finley was an American academic and the first president of Corvallis College, known today as Oregon State University. Born in Missouri in 1839, Finley moved to California in 1852. He went to University of the Pacific in Santa Clara for three years and Pacific Methodist College for one year, where he received the degree of Artium Magister. Thereafter, he received the honorary Doctor of Divinity from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1871. In 1865, Finley became the first president of Corvallis College by the appointment of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His presidency there lasted until he resigned in June 1872 because of the health problems of his ... more on Wikipedia

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