Jenkins, Daniel E.
- Existence: 1866-1927
Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins (1866-1927) was born in North Wales and educated at Wooster University in Ohio, Melbourne University in Australia, Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He became an ordained Presbyterian minister in 1891. In 1900, he came to Omaha to serve at Omaha's Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In 1908, along with Walter Halsey, he founded the University of Omaha. He served as OU's first president from 1908 until 1926, serving without pay for a decade. In 1926, he suffered a nervous breakdown and took a year's leave of absence. He passed away while traveling during this time.