Alonzo Ames Miner

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Alonzo Ames Miner
Alonzo Ames Miner.jpg
2nd President of Tufts College
In office
Preceded by Hosea Ballou II
Succeeded by Elmer Hewitt Capen
Personal details
Born August 17, 1814
Lempster, New Hampshire
Died June 14, 1895(1895-06-14) (aged 80)
Spouse(s) Maria S. Perley m. August 1836[1]
Profession Universalist Minister
Religion Universalist

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.



  1. ^ 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. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Hosea Ballou II
President of
Tufts College

Succeeded by
Elmer Hewitt Capen