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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903


Lorin Low Dame (1838-1903), A1860, G1860, H1895, was a teacher and school administrator who served as principal of the Medford High School for almost thirty years and was a trustee of Tufts College from 1895 until 1903.Dame School, an elementary school in Medford on George Street near the Tufts campus, is named in his honor.

Lorin Low Dame was born in Newmarket, New Hampshire, on March 12, 1838.In 1846 the family moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, and he completed the full course of the public schools, entering Tufts in 1856.He graduated at the top of his class in 1860 and became principal of the high school in Braintree, Massachusetts the same year. In 1863 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Fifteenth Massachusetts Battery and saw active service in the gulf states and Tennessee. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and mustered out in 1865.In the years following the Civil War he was principal of high schools in Lexington, Nantucket, and Stoneham before being appointed principal of the Medford High School in 1876, a position he held for the rest of his life.

Dame served as a trustee of Tufts from 1895 until his death in 1903.He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Tufts in 1895 in recognition of his achievements in and service to the community.

Dame was an avid botanist in his spare time and published several books and numerous articles on the flora of New England, including Typical Elms and Other Trees of Massachusetts, published in 1890.

Dame died at his home in Medford on January 27, 1903.

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