The New Student's Reference Work/Northrop, Cyrus


Nor′throp, Cyrus, an American educator who from 1884 has been president of the University of Minnesota, was born in 1834 at Ridgefield, Conn.  He passed through Yale College and Yale Law School, became a lawyer, and successively was clerk to the Connecticut House of Representatives and to the Senate.  During 1862–3 he was chief editor of the New Haven Daily Palladium.  He in 1863 became professor of English literature and rhetoric at Yale, until 1884.