D. FRANKLIN WELLS
1858 – January 1859
Born in New York in 1830, Wells graduated from the State Normal School at Albany in 1852, and then in 1853 came to Muscatine, Iowa, to become principal of one of the city schools. In 1856 Wells was placed in charge of the Normal Department of the State University and spent 10 years there. He later served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He died in 1869.