HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS
& HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY
Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1906.




RAMMELKAMP, (Dr.) CHARLES HENRY, President of Illinois College, Jacksonville, was born in New York City, February 25, 1874, in boyhood removed with his family to South Orange, N. J., and there attended the public schools, graduating from the high school in 1891, winning the State scholarship in Rutgers's College. Preferring to enter another institution, after a year spent in preparatory work at South Orange, he entered Cornell University, where he became especially interested in history, also served for a time as editor of the "Cornell Sun," a daily paper published by the students. During his entire college course he was an active member of the University Christian Association, becoming its Vice-President; was also President of the Curtis Debating Club, the strongest organization of its kind connected with the University. In his senior year he won the Woodford prize in oratory, the most important prize in connection with the institution. Graduating in June, 1896, he received the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, and was elected to the Fellowship in American History, was also a member of the "Quill and Dagger" Society and an honorary in the Greek Letter "Phi Beta Kappa" Society. After graduation, he remained at Cornell, continuing his post graduate work in American and English History and Political Science. While thus engaged he was appointed Instructor in American History, retaining this position for three years. In 1900 his Alma Mater conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The next year was spent in travel abroad and in study at the University of Berlin, and while there h received an appointment as Instructor in History at Leland Standford University, California. During his connection with this institution he received the appointment of Professor of History and Political Science in Illinois College, where, by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees during the second year of his incumbency, he was tendered the presidency of the institution, which he accepted April 15, 1905.


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