Timeline - August 20, 1893

Date: August 20, 1893
Title: Lewis G. Gorton becomes sixth president at M.A.C.
Description: Following the resignation of President Clute for a position at the Florida Agricultural College, Gorton was named president at age 33. He graduated in 1879 from the Michigan Normal College, and went on to obtain an M.S. from South Dakota Agricultural College. Before becoming president of M.A.C., he taught at the Michigan Military Academy. He was asked to resign from M.A.C. in 1895 following a many-years decrease in faculty and student numbers, in addition to problems of economic depression and public complaints.