Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - c. 1865


Dr. Sidney Marsh, 1st President of Pacific University - Hendee

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Dr. Sidney Marsh was appointed President of Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove in 1853, and carried on as that position when the school became Pacific University in 1854. President Marsh continued to lead the university until his death in 1879, when he was succeeded by John R. Herrick.

He served longer than any other Pacific University president, and is the only one to die in office. Marsh Hall, named in his honor, is the central building on the campus, and was completed in 1895. Though it burned in 1975, its shell survived, and the structure was reopened in 1977.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0294
Photographer Denny H. Hendee
Location Forest Grove, Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County
Subject Portraits
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type CDV
Size of Original 1.9 x 2.4 inches
Photographer's Number No