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Pierpont, John (1785-1866)

Upon the monument erected to John Pierpont in Mt. Auburn Cemetery is the following inscription—“Poet, Patriot, Preacher, Philosopher, Philanthropist, Pierpont,”—and it would be impossible to find words more closely descriptive of his life and work, indicating at once the versatility of his genius and the grandeur of his ideals.…

John Pierpont

Mayer, Jean (1920-1993)

In the 16 years that Jean Mayer was president of Tufts University, he transformed an indebted and struggling institution into a world-class university, with 10 schools and campuses on 5 continents. Tufts has come a long way, since Hosea Ballou II helmed a small, one-building college on a hill.

Jean Mayer

Ballou, Hosea II (1796-1861)

Biographical Introduction

An important educator and editor, he became the first president of Tufts College. Ballou was born in Guilford, Vermont on October 18, 1796. He attended local schools, and then became a teacher. In 1813 he began to work in a school in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for which his great-uncle Hosea Ballou, had oversight.…