Timeline - 1857

Date: 1857
Title: First Faculty & Staff of Nine; Total Payroll: $5,000
Description: The first faculty and staff included Joseph R. Williams, president and director of the farm ; Calvin Tracy, professor of mathematics; Lewis R. Fisk, professor of chemistry; Dr. Henry Goadby, professor of animal and vegetable physiology, and entomology; D.P Mayhew, professor of natural science; Robert D. Weeks, professor of English Literature, farm economy, and secretary of the college; John C. Holmes, professor of horticulture, and college treasurer; Enoch Bancker, assistant in chemistry; and James M. Shearer, steward. Total payroll for the faculty and staff was $5,000.

From The Spirit of Michigan State, by J. Bruce McCristal