Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

Goddard, Thomas, 1811-1868

Thomas A. Goddard (1811-1868), H1866, a dedicated Universalist, was a trustee, treasurer, and early benefactor of Tufts College.

Goddard was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1811.He attended public schools and the Boston Latin School. Early on in life, he showed an interest in foreign trade. He worked as an apprentice at the firm Putnam and Pratt, and after being sent abroad to present-day Izmir, Turkey, he founded and served a partner of a firm engaged with shipping in the Near East. He was also active in the School Street Church Sunday School, serving as superintendent of the school for more than thirty years. He was married to Mary Frothingham, who was also agreat supporter of the college following her husband's death.

From 1856-1868, Goddard served as Tufts' second treasurer. During his time in the position, when the college's income was less than its expenses, he balanced the books with his own funds at the end of the year. In 1856 he was made a trustee of the college. Tufts conferred an honorary degree on Goddard in 1866.Goddard died following a long illness on July 16, 1868.

His wife gave funds for the construction of Goddard Chapel and Goddard Gymnasium (its name was later changed to Goddard Hall) to Tufts College in his memory.

Source: RNTC3, VF, HTC, EB

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
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