James O. Putnam
|James Osborne Putnam|
|4th Chancellor of the|
University of Buffalo
|Preceded by||E. Carleton Sprague|
|Succeeded by||Wilson S. Bissell|
He was the son of Congressman Harvey Putnam (1793–1855) and Myra (Osborne) Putnam (1795–1863). He graduated from Yale College in 1839. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Buffalo. On January 5, 1842, he married Harriet Foster Palmer (died 1853), and they had four children.
He was U.S. Minister to Belgium from 1880 to 1882.
He was Chancellor of the University of Buffalo from 1895 to 1902.
He was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo.
|New York State Senate|
George R. Babcock
| New York State Senate
William C. Goodloe
| U.S. Minister to Belgium
Nicholas Fish II
E. Carleton Sprague
| Chancellor of the University of Buffalo
Wilson S. Bissell