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  • Honorable Henry Robert Emmerson (1853 - 1914)
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  • Talcott Parsons (1902 - 1979)
    Talcott Parsons (December 13, 1902 – May 8, 1979) was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973. Parsons developed a general theory for the study of ...
  • Stansfield Turner (1923 - 2018)
    Stansfield Turner (December 1, 1923 – January 18, 2018) was an admiral in the United States Navy who was Director of Central Intelligence from 1977 to 1981 and President of the Naval War College from...
  • Rev. Alvah Spaulding (1807 - 1868)
    "Alvah Spaulding, [Jaffrey, N. H.], son of Abel and Lucy (Pierce) Spaulding, was born in Townsend, Sept. 9, 1807; fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy, N. H. AndoverT. S., '31—'34; s. s., Trov, ...
  • Ralph A. Foote (1923 - 2003)
    Ralph Albert Foote (January 22, 1923 – July 16, 2003) was the 68th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1961 to 1965, and a prominent attorney practicing in Middlebury, Vermont. Early life Foote w...

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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