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COWLES, Augustus Woodruff, educator, born in Reading, New York, 12 July, 1819. After graduation at Union college in 1841, he taught, studied theology in New York city, and in 1847-'56 was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Brockport. He was then made president of Elmira college, where he still remains. The degree of D. D. was given to him by Ingham university in 1858, and that of LL.D. by Hamilton college in 1886. Dr. Cowles was the first president of a college that was fully chartered expressly for the collegiate education of women, with a course of study honorably equivalent to the courses in colleges for men. He has gained considerable reputation as an artist, first introduced the special study of art criticism into a college curriculum, and has delivered freehand illustrated lectures on art.
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