Jacob Gould Schurman was born on 22 May 1854 at Freetown, Prince Edward Island, and died on 12 August 1942 in New York City. He began his university studies near his hometown at Prince of Wales College in 1870. After two years he moved on to Acadia University in Nova Scotia where he studied from 1872 to 1875, and then to the University of London where he received the BA in 1877 and the MA in 1878. From 1877 to 1880 he studied in Paris, Edinburgh, and (as a Hibbert Fellow) in Heidelberg, Berlin, and Göttingen. Schurman was appointed professor of English literature, logic, and political economy at Acadia University in 1880. Two years later he became professor of philosophy at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.