Cummings, Joseph, Dd, Lld
Cummings, Joseph, D.D., LL.D.
a Methodist educator, was born in Falmouth County, Maine, March 3, 1817. Graduating from Wesleyan University in 1840 he taught at Amenia (N.Y.) Seminary, becoming principal in 1843; in 1846 he joined the New England Conference; in 1853-54 he was professor of theology in the Concord Biblical Institute; in 1854-57 was president of Genesee College; in 1857-75 president of Wesleyan University, remaining there as professor for two years thereafter. The following four years he was in the pastorate. In 1881 he became president of Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill. He died May 7, 1890. He left numerous addresses and sermons, and an edition of Butler's Analogy of Religion.