Honoree

James Sidney Rollins

AWARDS

Honorary Degree (1872)
LL.D.
Doctor of Laws
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Cyrus Nutt

BIOGRAPHY

James Sidney Rollins was the founder of the University of Missouri and a Whig candidate for governor of that state in 1848 and 1857. As a member of Congress, he wrote the bill that developed into Federal policy for land-grant colleges.