In editing a book of the character of the present publication we believe that a long-felt want of the college has been met. Tufts has reached that point in her history where the many traditions and events of student life and activities should be suitably recorded, and we hope that the book has fulfilled these conditions; that it will not only awaken fond memories of former days, but also inspire all with the hope of future accomplishment.
To the members of the Faculty, Alumni and undergraduates, and especially to the photographers who have assisted us in our efforts, we wish to express our sincere gratitude.
For the Class of 1909 of Tufts College,
LEROY JAMES COOK,
DEAN LEONARD,Theological. DEAN WREN, College of Letters. DEAN WILLIAMS, Medical and Dental. DEAN ANTHONY, Engineering. PRESIDENT HAMILTON
Frederick William Hamilton, A.M.,D.D.,LL.D.,ΘΔΧ, ϕΒΚ, President of Tufts College, was born in Portland, Me., March 30, 1860; 1876, graduated from Portland High and entered Tufts; degree of A.B. in class of 1880; editor-in-chief of Tuftonian; eight years engaged in railroad work; 1886, degree A.M. from Tufts; 1889, took a special course in Tufts Divinity School, and entered Universalist ministry; sixteen years in Universalist ministry at Pawtucket, R. I. and Boston; 1896, trustee of Tufts; 1899, degree D.D. from Tufts; I905,Acting President of Tufts; 1906, President of Tufts College.
Charles Hall Leonard, A.M., D.D., LL.D., ϕΒΚ, Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, was born in Northwood, N. H., September 16, 1822; prepared for the ministry, was pastor of the Universalist Society, Chelsea, for twenty-three years; came to Tufts,1869; A.M. from Tufts; S.T.D. from St. Lawrence; 1892, Dean of the Divinity School.
Frank George Wren, A.M., ΑΤΩ, ϕΒΚ; Professor of Mathematics, was born in Sharon, Mass., March 15, 1874; prepared at Dean Academy; entered Tufts, 1890; during senior year, Instructor in Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson School; 1896, Walker Special Instructor in Mathematics; 1899, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; 1902, Professor ofMathematics; 1907, Dean of the College of Letters.
Gardner Chace Anthony, A.M., Sc.D., Professor of Technical Drawing, was born in Providence, R. I., April 24, 1856; 1874, with Providence Steam Engine Co.; later entered Brown; 1877, entered Tufts; 1878 with Harris-Corliss Engine Works; 1881, with Providence Steam Engine Co.; 1895, dean of Bromfield-Pearson School; later, dean of Engineering Dept.
Harold Williams, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, was born in Brookline, Mass., December 5, 1853; A.M. from Harvard in 1875 and M.D. 1878; physician to the Boston Dispensary; trustee of Boston Dental College, and then Dean of Medical and Dental Schools.
H. BALLOU, SECOND, D.D.,First President of Tufts College, 1853-1861. A. A. MINER D.D., LL.D., President Tufts College, 1862-1875. E. H. CAPEN, D.D., LL.D., President of Tufts College, 1875-1905.
Hosea Ballou, 2d., D.D., first president of Tufts College and Professor of History and Intellectual Philosophy, was born in Guilford, Vt., October 13, 1796; studied theology; first pastorate, Stafford, Conn.; 1821, pastor in Roxbury, Mass.; 1838, parish in Medford, Mass.; 1845, degree D.D. from Harvard University, the first Universalist to receive this honor; 1845, member Board of Overseers of Harvard; prime mover in the founding of Tufts; 1853, accepted presidency of Tufts; 1855, formal inauguration; died May 21, 1861.
Alonzo Ames Miner, A.M., D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., second president of Tufts College, was born at Lempster, Sullivan County, N. H., August 17, 1814; at first a teacher; in 1838, received fellowship of the Universalist Church at Walpole, N. H.; 1838, ordained at Nashua, N. H.; after several pastorates, on the death of President Ballou, called to presidency of Tufts, 1862; 1861, honorary A.M. from Tufts; 1863, degree S.T.D. from Harvard College; 1875, degree of LL.D. from Tufts; 1875, resigned presidency of Tufts; died Class Day, June 14, 1895.
Elmer Hewitt Capen, A.M., D.D., LL.D., ΘΔΧΧ, ϕΒΚ, third president of Tufts College and Professor of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy, was born in Stoughton, Mass., April 5, 1838; prepared at Pierce Academy, Middleborough and Green Mountain Institute, Wood-stock, Vt.; 1856, entered Tufts; served in the Massachusetts Legislature during his senior year; 1864, admitted to the bar; 1865, ordained as a minister; several pastorates; 1875, accepted presidency of Tufts College; 1877, degree A.M. from Tufts; 1879, degree D.D. from St. Lawrence University; 1897, LL.D. from Buchtel College; 1888, delegate to Republican National Convention; died March 22, 1905.