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Hussey, John, 1831-1888



  • Existence: August 19, 1831 - December 26, 1888

Biographical Information

John Hussey was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, August 19, 1831. He was a graduate of Oxford University and of Lane Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry in 1859. He served as chaplain with the Union Forces during the Civil War and was captured by the Confederates while caring for the wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga. When Purdue University was established the Reverend Hussey became a Professor of Botany and Natural Science. Professor Hussey died in Lafayette, Indiana, December 26, 1888.


Board of Trustees minutes, 1882 June 28, page 2.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Hussey papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 24, Placement: 20
Identifier: MSF 186
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains miscellaneous items; one publication by Hussey, a photograph of him, correspondence from his daughter to the Purdue Libraries, and a few other assorted items.
Dates: 1860 - 1970