Alden Partridge

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Birthday
12, 1785
Birthplace
Norwich, VT
Death Date
Jan 17, 1854 (68)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1785
Birthplace
Norwich, VT
Death Date
Jan 17, 1854 (68)

About

Supporter of the concept of the citizen soldier, he founded the first military college in America.

Before Fame

He proposed a school curriculum based on science and mathematics, but his ideas met widespread resistance from administrators.

Trivia

His American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy later became Norwich University, the country's oldest private military school.

Family Life

His adopted son George Colvocoresses led an exploration expedition to the Antarctic, and later commanded a ship during the Civil War.

Associated With

He wanted to create a professional officer class, the opposite of previous military leaders like George Washington, who often came from successful families.