William C. Larrabee, 1848-1849
William C. Larrabee attended Bowdoin College with Franklin Pierce, who later became president of the United States. Larrabee taught at Connecticut Wesleyan University and Oneida College Seminary (New York). He took over the chair of mathematics in 1841 and also taught the natural sciences. After 10 years on the faculty Larrabee left Asbury to become Indiana's first superintendent of public instruction.