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  • 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.
  • Rev. Edwin Augustus Adams (1837 - 1927)
    "REV. EDWIN AUGUSTUS ADAMS. EDWIN AUGUSTUS ADAMS, son of Newell and Abigail Fales (Blake) Adams, was born Oct. 21, 1837, in Franklin, Mass. His parents soon after became residents of Medway. He graduat...
  • William Henry Turner (1757 - 1829)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of Ensign. DAR Ancestor # A117056 Bequeathed in Will of Terisha Turner: "I give and bequeath unto my Son Henry Turner one certain tra...
  • Frederic Bayley Pratt (1865 - 1945)
    Frederic Bayley Pratt was the president of Brooklyn's Pratt Institute for 44 years, from 1893-1937. He was born in Brooklyn NY, the son of Standard Oil magnate Charles Pratt and Mary Helen Richardson...

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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