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Trueblood, Benjamin Franklin (25 November 1847–26 October 1916), college president and peace activist, was born in Salem, Indiana, the son of Joshua Trueblood and Esther Parker Trueblood, farmers. They were Quakers. After graduating in 1868 from a Quaker school, Earlham College, where he majored in Greek and Roman literature, Trueblood served as a professor of classics at Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa. His commitment to moral principles was a benchmark of his character and stood him in good stead throughout his professional career. On 12 July 1872 he married Sarah Hough Terrell of New Vienna, Ohio; they were to have three children. From 1872 to 1879 he was president of Wilmington College, another Quaker school, in Wilmington, Ohio. From 1879 to 1890 he continued his administrative career as president of Penn College....