Marsh, Sidney Harper, Dd
Marsh, Sidney Harper, D.D.
a Congregational minister, son of Reverend Dr. James Marsh, was born at Hampden Sidney, Virginia, August 29, 1825. He graduated from Vermont University in 1846; from 1846 to 1851 was employed in teaching; and the following year attended Union Theological Seminary. After his ordination as an evangelist, May 1, 1853, he went to Oregon in the service of the Society for Promoting Collegiate Education; became principal of Tualatin Academy, at Forest Grove; was chosen president of Pacific University, when it was incorporated, in 1854, and held that office until his death, February 5, 1879. See Cong. Yearbook, 1880, page 23.