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President Seth Low

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Seth Low, whois so warmly supported by many eminent citizens for mayor of the Qreater New York, is the president Of Colurobia university, and one of the most remarkable educators in America. He was made president of the big college when he was but 40. He is now approaching 47. i'rof. Low wasgradualed i'ruT-.i 1he great institutiton over which he novv presides before he reached his majority. His father had been a merchant, and when Seth left college he undertook to master the details of the business. He did it so well that in f onr years he was made manager of it. Early he took an interest in politics, and at 30 he was the foremost republican in Brooklyn. He took a prominent part in the campaign in which Garfield was elected president, and a year later he was elected mayor oí Brooklyn, in spite of the efforts of the political bosses to defeat hiin. Until his election to the headship of thegreat school he was never regarded as a. scholar, but during the se ven years he has officiated as the director of Columbia he has shown himself to be not only a man of the widest culture, but a man of affairs. He has handled the interests of the university with such skill as to make it the marvel of the east. Prof. Low knows civic government thoroughly, and some of the most prominent men in Greater New York i; mand his nomination from the republican party. He might have been the republican nominee f or the New York mayoralty in 1888, but he did not agree with the party platform, and declined the honor.


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