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William Prescott

(1855-1944). Educator and administrator. His parents were Millerites in New England. He was educated at South Berwick Academy, Maine, and Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1877. He taught Latin and Greek while still in his last year in the academy, and was principal of high schools in Northfield and Montpelier, Vermont, from 1877 to 1880. Leaving the teaching work, he published, with his brother, the Biddeford, Maine, Journal, and then for five years he owned and edited the Montpelier State Republican. With his acceptance of the presidency of Battle Creek College (1885-1894), he entered upon a career unique in many respects in Seventh-day Adventist history. While still president of Battle Creek College, he helped found Union College and became its first president in 1891. He appoint...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.