Charles A. Schaeffer, Chemistry, was affiliated with Cornell for 18 years. He was devoted to the interests of his department, and took a prominent and efficient share in all Faculty action affecting the general policy of the University. He exhibited great practical sense, a well-balanced judgment and thorough administrative capacity in his position as Dean of the General Faculty. The candor of his character endeared him to colleagues and pupils alike.
Professor Schaeffer’s fondness and aptitude for administrative affairs led him to accept a position as President of the University of Iowa. He passed away in 1898 while serving in that capacity.