Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Hamilton, Frederick William, 1860-1940
|Frederick William Hamilton (1860-1940), A1880, G1886, H1889, was the fourth president of Tufts, serving from 1905 until 1912. He was born in Portland, Maine, in 1860 and graduated from Tufts in 1880 with his B.A. and in 1886 with his M.A. in English literature and philosophy. He received an honorary D.D. from Tufts College in 1889, and an honorary LL.D. from St. Lawrence in 1906.He was a Universalist clergyman and a businessman.|
A strong opponent of coeducation, Hamilton created Jackson College as a seperate institution for women in 1909.This decision was based on ideological and financial issues surrounding coeducation at Tufts and included the nomination of a separate faculty, administration, and the dean. Hamilton resigned in 1912 from his position on the grounds of a "mutual loss of confidence between [himself] and the Trustees."He then became business manager of a forestry company. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1940.
Source: History from finding aid for the Frederick William Hamilton collection, UA001.005