Angell, James Burrill

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James Burrill Angell (jāmz bûr´əl ān´jəl), 1829–1916, American educator, editor, and diplomat, b. Scituate, R.I., grad. Brown, 1849, and studied abroad. He became professor of modern languages at Brown. Resigning in 1860, he served as editor of the Providence Journal. Later, as president of the Univ. of Vermont (1866–71) and of the Univ. of Michigan (1871–1909), Angell became known as an administrator. In this period he served also as minister to China (1880–81) and to Turkey (1897–98).

See his Reminiscences and Selected Addresses (1912, repr. 1971); biography by S. W. Smith (1954).