Robert White McFarland

Deceased Person

1825 – 1910

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Who was Robert White McFarland?

Robert White McFarland was an American engineer who served as a university professor, president and Civil War officer.

McFarland was born in Champaign County, Ohio to Robert and Eunice McFarland. he received his A.B and M.A. degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1856 he received a teaching appointment at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he remained until the university closed in 1873. On leave from Miami, McFarland became an officer in the 86th Ohio Infantry during the American Civil War and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was the first professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering at the newly opened Ohio State University, appointed in 1873.

When Miami University reopened in 1885, McFarland became its president and continued in that office until 1888. He died in Oxford, Ohio in 1910 and is buried in the Oxford Cemetery.

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Born
Jun 16, 1825
Ohio
Education
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
Died
1910

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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