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Also, Wheaton saw its first graduate of color in 1866, when Edward Breathitte Sellers took his degree. Blanchard succeeded his father as president of the college. Oliver Buswell, an outspoken Presbyterian, delivered a series of lectures at Wheaton College.
Shortly thereafter, President Charles Blanchard died and Buswell was called to be the third president of Wheaton.
Mired in financial trouble and unable to sustain the institution, the Wesleyans looked to Blanchard for new leadership.
He took on the role as president in 1860, having suggested several Congregationalist appointees to the board of trustees the previous year.
Wheaton College was ranked 8th in "Best Undergraduate Teaching" by the U. News & World Report for national liberal arts colleges in 2016. Its predecessor, the Illinois Institute, had been founded in late 1853 by Wesleyan Methodists as a college and preparatory school.Wheaton's first president, Jonathan Blanchard, was a former president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and a staunch abolitionist with ties to Oberlin College.