Frank Learoyd Boyden (1879–1972) was headmaster of Deerfield Academy from 1902 to 1968.
He was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
He attended Amherst College, class of 1902.
Boyden enjoyed driving through the Deerfield Valley in one of his several horse-drawn buggies.
He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Massachusetts in 1960.
His only living relatives, a grandson and three adult great-grandchildren currently reside in Northern California.
Boyden kept his desk in the hallway of the Main Building so as to keep the pulse of the school. As headmaster, he became known for taking in students who had been expelled from other schools. Boyden was replaced after his retirement in 1968 by David M. Pynchon.
A chair, the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Political Economy, exists at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Boyden Hall and Boyden Gym, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, are named in his honor.
The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds some of his papers.
- Frank Learoyd Boyden Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
- "Massachusetts Yankee", Time Magazine profile of Frank Boyden, May 30, 1949
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