North American Scholar

KELLOGG, Martin

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1828-03-15
  • Born City: Vernon
  • Born State/Country: CT
  • Parents: Allyn, a farmer, & Eliza White K.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1903-08-26
  • Death City: Berkeley
  • Death State/Country: CA
  • Married: Louisa Wells Brockway, 3 Sept. 1863.
  • Education:

    A.B. Yale, 1850; A.M., 1853; Th.D., Union Theol. Sem., 1854; LL.D., 1893.

  • Professional Experience:

    Pastor Congregational Church (Grass Valley, CA), 1855-61; prof. Lat. & math., Coll. of California, 1861-2; prof. Lat. lang. & lit., 1862-69; U. California, 1869-99; actng. pres., 1890; pres., 1893-9.

  • Publications:

    Latin Pronunciation (San Francisco, 1864); Ars Oratorio (New York, 1872); M. Tulli Ciceronis Brutus de Claris Oratoribus (New York, 1889).

  • Notes:

    Martin Kellogg was one of the founding forces of the University of California and played an instrumental role in the growth of classics in California. He had come to California in 1855 to be pastor of a small church and within six years had begun teaching at the College of California in Berkeley. When the college became the University of California in 1869, he was its second professorial appointment, teaching all Greek and Latin courses until 1872; afterward he concentrated on Latin and linguistics. He continued teaching while president, until the duties of his office made that impossible. He taught classes regularly not only after being succeeded as president by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, but after becoming emeritus.

  • Sources:

    Fontenrose, 1-4, 11-4, 28-9; Sandys 465; Leonard Woods Richardson, DAB 10:303-4.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.