Martin Brewer Anderson

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Martin Brewer Anderson
Martin Brewer Anderson.jpg
First president of the University of Rochester
Term 1889 – 1896
Successor David Jayne Hill
Born (1815-02-12)February 12, 1815
Brunswick, Maine
Died February 26, 1890(1890-02-26) (aged 75)
Lake Helen, Florida
Alma mater Colby College
Religion Christian (Baptist)

Rev. Martin Brewer Anderson (1815–1890) was the first president of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Statue of Martin Brewer Anderson on the University of Rochester's River Campus.


Anderson was born February 12, 1815 in Brunswick, Maine. He graduated from Waterville College in 1840 and then attended Newton Theological Institution in Newton, Massachusetts. He taught at Waterville College and edited the Baptist weekly New York Recorder.[1] He died February 26, 1890 in Lake Helen, Florida and is buried in the University of Rochester plot at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.[2]

President of the University of Rochester[edit]

He served in the position from 1853 to 1888. His initial salary was $1,800 per year.[3]


  1. ^ Brighton-Pittsford COMMUNITY POST newspaper, November 19, 2007
  2. ^ University of Rochester plot
  3. ^ Presidents of the University of Rochester

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Academic offices
Preceded by
New position
President of the University of Rochester
1853 – 1888
Succeeded by
David Jayne Hill