March 11, 1837, Bethlehem (near Albany), New York.

January 27, 1902, Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.


After teaching school (1854-59), Clute graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College, then taught math 1862-66 before studying at Meadville Theological Seminary. He pastored in Vineland and Newark, New Jersey; Keokuk and Iowa City, Iowa; and Pomona, California. He also served as the fourth president of the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State College) (1889-93) and Florida Agricultural College (1893-97). He spent his last years retired in California.

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