William Augustus Stearns
William A. Stearns graduated from Harvard College in 1827 and then Andover Seminary in 1831. Stearns served as pastor of Prospect Street Congregational Church from 1831 to 1854 when he left to become president of Amherst College. He served as president from 1854 until his death in 1876 and was one of the school's longest serving presidents.
- William Augustus Stearns, A discourse on educated manhood: delivered to the students of Amherst College, August 7, 1859, it being the sabbath preceding the graduation of the seniors (Samuel Bowles & Co., 1859).
- Stearn's Papers at Amherst College
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