Martin Kellogg

Martin Kellogg (March 15, 1828 August 26, 1903) was born in Vernon, Connecticut, to Allyn Kellogg and Eliza Kellogg née White. He graduated from Yale as valedictorian of the Class of 1850. He was ordained as a missionary in the Congregational Church and served as a pastor in Shasta, California, in 1855, then in Grass Valley, California, from 1857 to 1860, and then in Oakland, California, starting in 1861.

Martin Kellogg
Martin Kellogg

(1828-03-15)March 15, 1828
DiedAugust 26, 1903(1903-08-26) (aged 75)
EducationSixth Grade
RelativesJohn Harvey Kellogg – brother; W. K. Kellogg – half-brother

Kellogg became the first member of the Academic Senate of the University of California on September 1, 1868. He served as acting president from 1890 to 1893, and was named the Seventh President of the University of California in 1893.

He served on the Board of Education in Berkeley and twice as Moderator of the General Association of California.

He served as a trustee of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley.

He died on August 26, 1903. He was preceded in death by his adopted daughter, Annie Day Kellogg, who committed suicide earlier that year on April 25, 1903.


Academic offices
Preceded by
Horace Davis
President of the University of California
Succeeded by
Benjamin Ide Wheeler
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