Andrews, Lorin, Lld
Andrews, Lorin, LL.D.
president of Kenyon College, Ohio, was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, April 1, 1819. He was educated at Kenyon College. On leaving college, he became a teacher, and was engaged in various educational positions of importance until 1854, when he was elected president of Kenyon College. The college was then at its lowest ebb. There were scarcely thirty students, and but a remnant of a faculty. Yet in six years of his administration the number of students grew to 250, the faculty was enlarged, and new buildings added. When the war of the Rebellion broke out in 1861, "President Andrews felt it to be his duty to come forward with all his energies and influence in support of the government. He raised a company at Knox County, of which he; was made captain; and afterward was elected colonel of the 4th Ohio Regiment. His first post was at Camp Dennison, from whence he was ordered with his regiment to Virginia. After fatiguing service on the field, he was stationed at Oakland, where he remained on duty until the end of August. But the great exposure to which he was subjected, wore so much on his health that he was prostrated with camp fever. He was ordered at once to proceed home, and arrived there only to be placed on the bed from which he never rose. He died at Gambier, September 18, 1861. A large part of his activity had been devoted to the common school system of Ohio; and its present excellence is largely due to his labors. Eminent as a teacher, -orator, and college officer, he crowned the glory of an active and faithful life by a patriotic and glorious death for his country." — Episccpal Recorder, Nov. 28, 1861.