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Albert Webb Bishop
Personal details
Born (1832-01-08)January 8, 1832
Alden, New York, U.S.
Died November 29, 1901(1901-11-29) (aged 69)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Yale University (BA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Battles/wars American Civil War

Albert Webb Bishop (January 8, 1832 – November 29, 1901) was a lawyer who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, worked as a public official, and was a college president.[1][2]

He was born in Alden, New York to Calvin and Emily Bishop.[1] He graduated from Yale with a B.A. in 1853. He later served in the Union Army, serving as captain of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment,[3] and was adjutant-general of Arkansas in 1864 and 1865. He then served as register in bankruptcy for Arkansas' second district from 1867 until 1873. When Arkansas Industrial University was founded in 1871 he served as a trustee and treasurer.[3] He then served as the university's second president from 1873 until 1875. The University went on to become the University of Arkansas.[1]

He was married to Maria L. Woodard until her death in 1860. Their daughter Maria was raised by family in Cortland, New York. He married Kate Compton of Little Rock in 1871.[4] He ran for governor of Arkansas as a Republican in 1875.[5] He wrote Loyalty on the Frontier in 1862 and 1863. With the resurgence of Democratic Party control and redeemers, he saw a decline in his income and station. He and his wife divorced.[4] He eventually returned to New York and died in Buffalo.[3]

The University of Arkansas has some of his letters in its library collection.[6] He gave a speech about loyalists in northwestern Arkansas that was published.[7]

He wrote a request for supplies to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.[8]


  • Loyalty on the Frontier: or Sketches of Union Men of the South-West (1863) republished in 2003 with editor introduction and notes in 2003[4]


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