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  • Daniel Faunce (1829 - 1911)
    Daniel Worcester Faunce (January 3, 1829 – January 3, 1911) was an American clergyman and the father of William Faunce, born at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Graduating from Amherst College in 1850, ...
  • David Oliver Allen (1799 - 1863)
    David Oliver Allen (1800–1863) was an American missionary, born at Barre, Massachusetts. He graduated at Amherst College in 1823, studied at Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1827 went to...
  • Chris Coons, U.S. Senator
    Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons (born September 9, 1963) is the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party. He won a special election in 2010 to succeed Joe Biden,...
  • Nelson Cary Haskell (1866 - 1952)
    Born in Deering, Me, Sept. 14, 1866, son of Rev. William H and Ellen M Haskell; preparatory school was Phillips Academy at Andover, where he graduated in classical course in 1883; also graduated in s...
  • Kingman Brewster, Sr. (1883 - 1957)
    Kingman Brewster, Sr., was a 1906 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and a 1911 graduate of the Harvard Law School.

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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