William Maxwell Blackburn as a young man. William Maxwell Blackburn, prior to coming to the University of North Dakota, served thirty years in pastoral and ecclesiastical academic positions. He was appointed as President and Professor of Mental, Moral and Political Science (1884-1885). As the first President, he dealt with numerous challenges in organizing and administering the new university, especially in regards to the curriculum. After one year as President, Blackburn was dismissed and went to Pierre University in South Dakota where he was appointed President. He wrote two books: "History of the Christian Church from its origin to the present time" (1879) and "History of Dakota" (1897).
William Maxwell Blackburn; President; Faculty; Fashion-Clothing; Professor; Mental; Moral and Political Science; Universities and colleges - Faculty; College presidents; Clothing and dress; Political science teachers; Social science teachers
North Dakota--Grand Forks
University of North Dakota
Blackburn, Wm. M., (William Maxwell), 1828-1898
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota