Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

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Bumpus, Hermon Carey, 1862-1943

Hermon Carey Bumpus (1862-1943), H1905, served as president of Tufts from 1915 to 1919.

He was born in Maine in 1862 and received a Ph. B. from Brown University in 1884, specializing in biology and science. He began graduate at work at Brown before going on to teach at Olivet College in Michigan. Bumpus received his Ph. D. from Clark University in 1891 and then went on to become professor of Comparative Zoology at Brown. Bumpus received an honorary Doctor of Science from Tufts in 1905 and an honorary LL.D. from Clark in 1909.He directed the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and the American Museum of Natural History. Doctor Bumpus became president of Tufts in 1915, after serving as business manager of the University of Wisconsin. He was the first President that was not a Universalist, and who had been chosen specifically because of his educational and administrative experience.

After bringing the college through the first World War, President Bumpus announced his resignation as of 1919.He had kept the college financially solvent and increased enrollment, but felt that he was not qualified to take the school in the direction he believed it should head. Bumpus died in 1943 in Pasadena, California.

Source: History from the finding aid for the Hermon Carey Bumpus collection, UA001.007

 
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