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Mills, Caleb, 1806-1879

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1806 - 1879

Caleb Mills was born on July 29, 1806. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1828 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1833. He was an American educator who served as the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Indiana and was the first faculty member at Wabash College. He played a central role in designing the public education system of Indiana. Starting in 1846, for six years, Mills wrote an annual address to the Indiana legislature on the subject of public education. n 1854 Caleb Mills was elected Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. He remained on the faculty of Wabash College, teaching Greek and serving as curator of the college library, until his death in 1879.