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    Timothy Escott "Tim" Reid (born February 21, 1936), is a former Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Scarborough East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1967 to 197...
  • Charles Dewey Hilles, Jr. (1902 - 1974)
    Charles Dewey Hilles Jr., a former executive vice president and director of the International Telegraph and Telephone Company, died Sunday in Doctors Hospital. He was 71 years old, and lived at 350 Eas...
  • Chauncey Allen Goodrich (1790 - 1869)
    son-in-law of Noah Webster, he was a lexicographer who edited his father-in-law's dictionary after he died. Tombstone inscription : CHAUNCEY A. GOODRICH PROFESSOR OF THE PASTORAL CHARGE YALE COLLEG...
  • John Hays Hammond (1855 - 1936)
    John Hays Hammond (31 March 1855 – 8 June 1936) was a famous mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. Known as the man with the midas touch, he amassed a sizable fortune before the age of 40. A...

Yale University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Incorporated as the "Collegiate School," the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, of Place Gronow, Esq., a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the PhD. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the establishment of residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Almost all tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually.

The University's assets include an endowment valued at US $19.4 billion as of 2011, the second-largest of any academic institution in the world. Yale libraries hold 12.5 million volumes in more than two dozen libraries. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. Yale Law School is particularly well-regarded and the most selective law school in the United States.

Yalies compete intercollegiately as the Yale Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I Ivy League.

List of Yale University people


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