Paul A. Chadbourne

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Paul Ansel Chadbourne
Head and shoulders photograph of a man in an overcoat.  He has a full beard with sideburns, has a shaved upper lip and is balding.  He wears a serious expression and is looking down at a paper with an insignia drawn on it.
Paul A. Chadbourne, circa 1882
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)
In office
1866 – 1867, 1882–1883
President of the University of Wisconsin (now the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
In office
1867–1870
President of Williams College
In office
1872–1881
Personal details
Born May 8, 1824
North Berwick, Maine
Died February 23, 1883(1883-02-23) (aged 59)
New York, New York
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Sawyer Page
Alma mater Williams College (B.A.), (LL.D.)

Berkshire Medical School (M.D.)
Amherst College (D.D.)

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Paul Ansel Chadbourne (October 21, 1823 – February 23, 1883) was an American educator and naturalist who served as President of University of Wisconsin from 1867 to 1870, and President of Williams College from 1872 until his resignation in 1881.[1] He was also the second President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (later University of Massachusetts) in 1867 and again from 1882 until his death in 1883.

Early life[edit]

Chadbourne was born in North Berwick, Maine and attended school at Philips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Williams College, where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society, and became valedictorian in 1848 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Chadbourne earned his M.D. degree from Berkshire Medical College but never practiced medicine.

Career[edit]

Chadbourne initially taught school in Freehold, New Jersey until taking a position at Williams College, where he taught scientific subjects for fourteen years. At Williams College he was the Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Natural History. Concurrently, he was professor at Bowdoin College, Maine Medical College and Berkshire Medical School.

He was President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College from 1866 to 1867, and from 1882 to 1883.[2] He was the President and Professor of Metaphysics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1867 to 1870.[3]

Chadbourne served as a member of the Republican party in the Massachusetts Senate from 1865 to 1866.[4][5]

Death and legacy[edit]

Following years of pulmonary problems, Chadbourne died on February 23, 1883 while serving as President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

The Paul A. Chadbourne House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is named after him.[6]

Chadbourne Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is named after Chadbourne.[7]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff report (July 8, 1880). Dr. Paul A Chadbourne: Why He Resigns the Presidency of Williams College. New York Times
  2. ^ "Chadbourne, Paul A.". UMASS Amherst Library. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chancellors and Presidents of the University of Wisconsin-Madison". University of Wisconsin Madison. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Term: Chadbourne, Paul Ansel 1823 - 1883". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ University of Massachusetts-Paul A. Chadbourne
  6. ^ "Chadbourne House". UMass Amherst Libraries. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chadbourne Hall History". University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Henry F. French
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College
1866-1867
Succeeded by
William S. Clark
Preceded by
John W. Sterling
President of the University of Wisconsin
1867-1870
Succeeded by
John Hanson Twombly
Preceded by
Mark Hopkins
President of Williams College
1872–1881
Succeeded by
Franklin Carter