Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Manly, Lewis Frederick, 1903-1970
|Lewis Frederick Manly (1903-1970), G1927, was professor and chair of the Department of Economics from 1949 to 1968.|
Manly was born April 23, 1903, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and came to Tufts after graduating from Wooster College in Ohio in 1925. Until 1928, he was a Braker Teaching Fellow at Tufts while earning an M.A. in economics in 1927. In 1951, he received a doctorate in economics from Harvard. At Tufts, he was an instructor (1927-33), assistant professor (1933-42), associate professor (1942-46), professor (1946-69), acting chair (1946-49), and chair (1949-68), in the Department of Economics. He became professor emeritus in 1969.
In addition to his duties in the Department of Economics, Manly was very active in athletics at Tufts. In the physical education department, he was assistant (1926-29) and head basketball coach (1927-34), instructor (1929-32) and head football coach (1930-45), and assistant professor (from 1932). His football team of 1934 won eight straight games and became the second undefeated team in Tufts' history.
The 1962 yearbook was dedicated to him: "Integrity, fairness and a sincere consideration of the individuals he works with, both in and out of the classroom...round out a personality which students can not only respect but admire and strive to emulate." The Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize was established in his honor.
His wife and one of his sons were Tufts students. The family lived close to campus at 120 Packard Avenue. He died unexpectedly on November 2, 1970 and was buried near his summer home in Calais, Vermont.
Source: 100H, SSDI