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  • Henry Lyman (1809 - 1834)
    LYMAN, Henry , missionary, b. in Northampton, Mass., 23 Nov., 1809; d. in the island of Sumatra, 28 June, 1834. He was graduated at Amherst in 1829, and at Andover theological seminarv in 1832, ordaine...
  • Rev. Jesse Ripley Appleton (1772 - 1819)
    Jesse Appleton (November 17, 1772 – November 12, 1819), son of Francis Appleton and Elizabeth Hubbard, was the second president of Bowdoin College and the father of First Lady Jane Pierce. ...
  • Brevet Maj. General Henry Goddard Thomas (USA) (1837 - 1897)
    Major General Henry Goddard Thomas (April 5, 1837 – January 23, 1897) was an Union general in the American Civil War. A native of Portland, Maine, Thomas graduated from Amherst College in 1858...
  • William Summer Johnson (1913 - 1995)
    William Summer Johnson (February 24, 1913 – August 19, 1995) was an American chemist and teacher. From 1940 to 1958, Dr. Johnson was an instructor and then professor at the University of W...
  • Luther Ely Smith ("father of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial") (1873 - 1951)
    Luther Ely Smith (June 11, 1873 – April 2, 1951) was a St. Louis, Missouri lawyer and civic booster. He has been described by the National Park Service as the "father of the Jefferson National...

Amherst College

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,817 students in the fall of 2012. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Amherst is ranked as the second best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked thirteenth out of all U.S. colleges and universities by Forbes.

Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its President Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. Amherst remained a men's college until becoming coeducational in 1975.

Amherst has historically had close relationships and rivalries with Williams College and Wesleyan University which form the Little Three colleges. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

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