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1) You are Samuel Chapman Armstrong
2) You were born in Maui, Hawaii, the son of missionaries
3) The name of the school was Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, now Hampton University in Hampton, VA

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Samual C. Armstrong was born in Hawaii and created the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, which would later become Hampton University.

Samuel C. Armstrong - Wikipedia

Edit - Correct, Red Raider. Welcome to CivilWarTalk and to the trivia game.

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Samuel Chapman Armstrong

Armstrong was born in Wailuku, Maui, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

He established the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute—now known as
Hampton University—in Hampton, Virginia in 1868.

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Samuel Chapman Armstrong (1839-1893), born in Hawaii and founder of Hampton University (originally known as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute).

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"Samuel Chapman Armstrong". http://www.hamptonu.edu/about/armstrong.cfm

Edit - Either the name of the island (Maui) or the town where he was born are acceptable answers to the second part of the question.

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