Orange Nash Stoddard
) was a professor
of natural science
at Miami University
and the College of Wooster
who served as president pro tem
of Miami University in 1854.
He was born in Lisle, New York
and received his A.B. degree from Union College
1834. He earned M.A. and LL.D. degrees at Monmouth College
. He joined the Miami faculty in 1845 and among his more prominent students were Benjamin Harrison
, David Swing
, John Willock Noble
and Whitelaw Reid
. At Miami, he became a faculty member of Phi Delta Theta
and was known affectionately as "Stoddy" and "the Little Wizard" by his students. Stoddard and his wife, Eliza lived in a historic home at 14 South
Campus Avenue in Oxford
where they raised their three daughters who graduated from the Oxford Female College
. He resigned in 1870 to assume a professorship at the College of Wooster where he died in 1892 serving as professor emeritus.
Stoddard Hall on the Miami campus was named for him in 1937.