02 March 2009

Hamilton College

Γνωθι Σεαυτον
Know Thyself

In Grandfather Stories, Owasco Lake author Samuel Hopkins Adams defended his status as an "alumnus" of Hamilton College, notwithstanding his lack of a degree. Rev. Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, who had been a pastor at a Presbyterian church in Auburn, served as president of Hamilton College from 1892 to 1917, during which time he asserted the independence of the college from the church. Hamilton College counts numerous Auburnians among its alumni:

Samuel Hopkins Adams, author (1891)
Hulbert Ten Eyck Beardsley, attorney (A.B., 1897)
Willis Judson Beecher, theology professor (1858)
Raymond R. Borst, Thoreau scholar (1933)
John Morgan Brainard, attorney, banker (A.M., 1885)
Harlow E. Bundy, inventor (1877)
Samuel Clark, Congressman
William Miller Collier, attorney, diplomat (A.B., 1889, A.M., 1892)
Louis P. Contiguglia, attorney (1953)
Alfred Conkling Coxe, jurist (1868)
Howard Irving Davenport, physician, bacteriologist (A.B., 1901; A.M., 1901)
Nelson Loudon Drummond, attorney (1902)
Richard C.S. Drummond, attorney (1901)
William Horace Hotchkiss (A.B., 1886; A.M., 1889)
Thomas Boyd Hudson, 75th NYSV (1851)
Herrick Johnson (A.B., 1857)
George William Knox, missionary to Japan (1874)
Robert Marshall, clothier (1942)
George W. Miles, M.D. (1873)
Leah Niepold, Spanish teacher (1997)
Frederick William Palmer, pastor (A.B., 1881)
Lorenzo Warriner Pease, missionary to Cyprus (1828)
Theodore M. Pomeroy, Congressman (1842)
William Thomas Purdy, composer of "On Wisconsin" (1906)
George Oscar Rathbun, Congressman
Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, pastor, educator (A.B., 1872)