"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque

www.encyclopediadubuque.org

"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.




Difference between revisions of "WULLWEBER, Christian"

From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[Image:imp231.jpg|left|thumb|150px|Christian Wullweber was the United States minister to Ecuador in 1875. Photo courtesy: John Klauer, Port of Dubuque Visitor]] WULLWEBER, Christian. (Hagenow, Germany, July 1, 1833--Dubuque, IA, Sept. 22, 1877).  Wullweber arrived in Dubuque in 1850. He gave lessons in German and the classics and, in 1853, was appointed a Professor at [[ALEXANDER COLLEGE]]. He held that position until 1856 until the death of his mother. Wullweber returned to Germany and entered Heidelberg University. He then returned to America and entered Cambridge University in the study of law. (1)
 
[[Image:imp231.jpg|left|thumb|150px|Christian Wullweber was the United States minister to Ecuador in 1875. Photo courtesy: John Klauer, Port of Dubuque Visitor]] WULLWEBER, Christian. (Hagenow, Germany, July 1, 1833--Dubuque, IA, Sept. 22, 1877).  Wullweber arrived in Dubuque in 1850. He gave lessons in German and the classics and, in 1853, was appointed a Professor at [[ALEXANDER COLLEGE]]. He held that position until 1856 until the death of his mother. Wullweber returned to Germany and entered Heidelberg University. He then returned to America and entered Cambridge University in the study of law. (1)
  
Wullweber entered the Dane Law School at Harvard College where he graduated in 1859. He returned to Dubuque and entered the practice of law.  In 1864, he was elected Vice President of the Board of Education. In 1870, he was again elected a member of the Board and, in 1874, was elected its president. He performed them so well and so important were they to the city that he was offered, but refused, compensation for his time. (2)
+
Wullweber entered the Dane Law School at Harvard College where he graduated in 1859. He returned to Dubuque and entered the practice of law.  In 1864, he was elected Vice President of the Board of Education. He served as an elector to the Electoral College in 1872. (2) In 1870, he was again elected a member of the Board and, in 1874, was elected its president. He performed them so well and so important were they to the city that he was offered, but refused, compensation for his time. (3)
  
Wullweber was appointed minister to Ecuador in July 1875. (3) Upon his return to Dubuque, he presented a stuffed South American condor to the high school. (4)
+
Wullweber was appointed minister to Ecuador in July 1875. (4) At the time the ''Dubuque Herald'' writers commented that the appointment was much more creditable to the government ...the only wonder is that a man of his integrity can consent to connect himself to so corrupt and discreditable an administration as that of Grant. (5) He was recalled in 1876 along with ministers to other countries because the congress refused to appropriate money for salaries. (6)
 +
 
 +
Upon his return to Dubuque, he presented a stuffed South American condor to the high school. (7)
  
  
Line 12: Line 14:
 
1. "At Rest," ''Dubuque Herald'', September 23, 1877, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18770923&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
 
1. "At Rest," ''Dubuque Herald'', September 23, 1877, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18770923&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  
2. Ibid.
+
2. "Minister to Ecuador," ''The Dubuque Herald'', July 17, 1875, p. 1
 +
 
 +
3. "At Rest..."
 +
 
 +
4. Ibid.
 +
 
 +
5. "Minister to Ecuador..."
  
3. Ibid.
+
6. "No Economy Wanted," ''The Daily Herald'', August 23, 1876, p. 1
  
4. "Board of Education," ''Dubuque Herald,'' December 29, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18761229&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
+
7. "Board of Education," ''Dubuque Herald,'' December 29, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18761229&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  
 
[[Category: Civil Servant]]
 
[[Category: Civil Servant]]

Latest revision as of 18:59, 14 June 2018

Christian Wullweber was the United States minister to Ecuador in 1875. Photo courtesy: John Klauer, Port of Dubuque Visitor
WULLWEBER, Christian. (Hagenow, Germany, July 1, 1833--Dubuque, IA, Sept. 22, 1877). Wullweber arrived in Dubuque in 1850. He gave lessons in German and the classics and, in 1853, was appointed a Professor at ALEXANDER COLLEGE. He held that position until 1856 until the death of his mother. Wullweber returned to Germany and entered Heidelberg University. He then returned to America and entered Cambridge University in the study of law. (1)

Wullweber entered the Dane Law School at Harvard College where he graduated in 1859. He returned to Dubuque and entered the practice of law. In 1864, he was elected Vice President of the Board of Education. He served as an elector to the Electoral College in 1872. (2) In 1870, he was again elected a member of the Board and, in 1874, was elected its president. He performed them so well and so important were they to the city that he was offered, but refused, compensation for his time. (3)

Wullweber was appointed minister to Ecuador in July 1875. (4) At the time the Dubuque Herald writers commented that the appointment was much more creditable to the government ...the only wonder is that a man of his integrity can consent to connect himself to so corrupt and discreditable an administration as that of Grant. (5) He was recalled in 1876 along with ministers to other countries because the congress refused to appropriate money for salaries. (6)

Upon his return to Dubuque, he presented a stuffed South American condor to the high school. (7)


---

Source:

1. "At Rest," Dubuque Herald, September 23, 1877, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18770923&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

2. "Minister to Ecuador," The Dubuque Herald, July 17, 1875, p. 1

3. "At Rest..."

4. Ibid.

5. "Minister to Ecuador..."

6. "No Economy Wanted," The Daily Herald, August 23, 1876, p. 1

7. "Board of Education," Dubuque Herald, December 29, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18761229&printsec=frontpage&hl=en