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  • Charles D. Norton (1871 - 1923)
    Charles Dyer Norton was an Amherst graduate, Lake Forest resident (550 E. Deerpath), Onwentsia member, Lake Forest University/College trustee, member of Chicago's Merchant and Commercial Clubs, and cha...
  • Scott Milross Buchanan (1895 - 1968)
    Scott Milross Buchanan (March 17, 1895 – March 25, 1968) was an American philosopher, educator, and foundation consultant. He is best known as the founder of the Great Books program at St. Joh...
  • Reuben Arthur Brower (1908 - 1975)
    Reuben graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in 1930. He taught English literature at Amherst. He became a full professor at Harvard University in 1953. He was also an author of many books. Am...
  • Bertrand Hollis Snell (1870 - 1958)
    Bertrand Hollis Snell (December 9, 1870 – February 2, 1958) represented the state of New York in the United States House of Representatives. Early life Snell was born in Colton, New York, ...
  • William Jacob Holland (1848 - 1932)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary William Jacob Holland (August 16, 1848 – December 13, 1932) was the eighth Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1891–1901) and Director of the Carn...

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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