Robert C. Ogden (1836-1913)

Robert Curtis Ogden was a successful Northern merchant in the clothing and retail trade. He became interested in the cause of public education in the South during Reconstruction and joined the Hampton Institute as a trustee. He headed the Southern Board of Education and worked for increased school taxes and higher education standards in both white and African-American schools. Ogden was a trustee of the Tuskegee Institute and a director of the Union Theological Seminary.

Date:
1880 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04663
Height:
961px
Width:
679px
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