Herbert Elijah Wadsworth

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Herbert Elijah Wadsworth
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Born(1868-10-25)October 25, 1868
DiedAugust 25, 1937(1937-08-25) (aged 68)
Alma materHebron Academy, Coburn Classical Institute, Colby College

Herbert Elijah Wadsworth (October 25, 1868 - August 25, 1937) was a businessman and philanthropist in Winslow, Maine. He was president of the oilcloth company Wadsworth and Woodman.

Personal[edit]

Wadsworth was born on October 25, 1868 in Livermore Falls, Maine, to Elijah Wadsworth and Ruth Ann Record. He was educated first at Hebron Academy, then at the Coburn Classical Institute. He graduated from Colby College in 1892, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.[1]

Career[edit]

He was president of Wadsworth and Woodman Company in Winslow, Maine from 1905-1935. He was a director of the Charles M. Bailey Public Library. He served as a Maine State Representative and Senator, and was the chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.[2]

He was the Chair of the Colby College Board of Trustees from 1926-1934. Upon his death, he sponsored an endowed professorship at Colby,[3][4] where a gymnasium is named in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death Halts Activities of Revered Colby Alumnus" The Colby Echo, Wednesday, September 29, 1937, p1.
  2. ^ "Mayflower Hill, A History of Colby College." Appendix C. Earl H. Smith. University Press of New England, 2006, p60
  3. ^ http://www.colby.edu/campaign/endowment/chairs.cfm
  4. ^ "Death Halts Activities of Revered Colby Alumnus" The Colby Echo, Wednesday, September 29, 1937, p1.