Alonzo Ames Miner
|Alonzo Ames Miner|
|2nd President of Tufts College|
|Term||1862 – 1875|
|Predecessor||Hosea Ballou II|
|Successor||Elmer Hewitt Capen|
|Born||August 17, 1814
Lempster, New Hampshire
|Died||June 14, 1895(aged 80)|
|Spouse||Maria S. Perley m. August 1836|
Alonzo Ames Miner (August 17, 1814 – June 14, 1895) was the second president of Tufts University from 1862 to 1875.
Born in Lempster, New Hampshire, he was the second of five children and only son of Benajah Ames and Amanda (Carey) Miner. His father was a descendant of the colonist Thomas Miner. He taught school in rural Vermont and New Hampshire before being ordained a Universalist minister in 1839.
Miner supported many moral and civic causes, at various times being on the Board of Trustees at Tufts, the Board of Overseers at Harvard, and the Massachusetts Board of Education. One of the founders of Tufts, he rescued the college from near bankruptcy and instituted many new educational programs as president.
- Emerson, George H. (1896). Life of Alonzo Ames Miner. Universalist Publishing House.
- Alonzo Ames Miner, 1862 – Tufts Interactive Timeline
- Rand, John Clark (1890), One of a Thousand: a Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men, Boston, MA: First National Publishing Company, p. 415.
- Records pertaining to marriages and funerals performed and/or attended by Alonzo Ames Miner are in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Hosea Ballou II
Elmer Hewitt Capen
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