Adonijah Welch

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"(April 12, 1821 -- March 14, 1889) Adonijah Strong Welch was a(n) lawyer, principal, trustee of a college, orange grower, commissioner, professor, author, and American politician. Welch was born in East Hampton, Connecticut, and moved to Michigan, and then Pensacola, Florida in 1865. Adonijah studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a high school principal (1847-1849), principal of the Michigan State Normal School in Ypsilanti, Michigan (1851-1865), trustee of the Michigan Agricultural College at East Lansing, nominated to presidency of the Iowa State Agricultural College at Ames, Iowa (1869-1883) and was a commissioner to inspect foreign colleges of agriculture (1885-1889). Welch was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (June 17, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and declined renomination. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Florida Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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