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Pingree, Melvin A., 1845-1865 or 1866



  • Existence: 1845-1865 or 1866


Melvin Augustine Pingree was born on September 7, 1845, in Woolwich, Maine. He entered Northwestern University after preparing at Northwestern University Preparatory School. A member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Pingree took his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern in 1865.  During the period following the Civil War he briefly worked as chief clerk and private secretary to James Harlan, then Andrew Johnson's Secretary of the Interior. Pingree died of yellow fever on August 23, 1866, barely two weeks before his twenty-first birthday.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Melvin A. Pingree Photograph Album

Identifier: 75/31/27

Melvin A. Pingree was a Northwestern University student in the 1860s. His photograph collection contains carte-de-visite photographs of Northwestern students and faculty, as well as Civil War soldiers and officers.

Dates: 1865-1866