Morrill introduces land-grant university legislation | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

A new member of the House of Representatives from one of the more populous eastern states, Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont, was entrusted by Jonathan Baldwin Turner of Illinois and other leading advocates to sponsor a bill in the U.S. Congress to establish a system of state land-grant universities, which was first introduced on December 14, 1857.

Dec 14, 1857
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Justin S. Morrill
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Justin S. Morrill