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Jeremiah Atwater

Jeremiah Atwater
President of Middlebury College
In office
1800–1809
Succeeded by Henry Davis
Personal details
Born (1773-12-27)December 27, 1773
New Haven, Connecticut
Died July 29, 1858(1858-07-29) (aged 84)
New Haven, Connecticut

Jeremiah Atwater (December 27, 1773 – July 29, 1858)[1] was notable as an educator, minister, and college president. Atwater became principal of the Addison County Grammar School in 1799 and, a year later, when the school became Middlebury College, assumed the role of its first president. In 1809, Atwater left Middlebury to become the third president of Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He remained in that position until 1815, when he returned to New Haven, Connecticut, his birthplace and home of his alma mater, Yale University. Atwater Commons, one of five residential commons at Middlebury, is named for him. Dickinson College also has an Atwater Hall named for him. Atwater was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815.[2]

References

  1. ^ chronicles.dickinson.edu
  2. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
Preceded by
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1st President of Middlebury College
1800–1809
Succeeded by
Henry Davis


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