Charles Seymour

Last updated

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Grove Street Cemetery</span> Cemetery in Connecticut, US

Grove Street Cemetery or Grove Street Burial Ground is a cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut, that is surrounded by the Yale University campus. It was organized in 1796 as the New Haven Burying Ground and incorporated in October 1797 to replace the crowded burial ground on the New Haven Green. The first private, nonprofit cemetery in the world, it was one of the earliest burial grounds to have a planned layout, with plots permanently owned by individual families, a structured arrangement of ornamental plantings, and paved and named streets and avenues. By introducing ideas like permanent memorials and the sanctity of the deceased body, the cemetery became "a real turning point... a whole redefinition of how people viewed death and dying", according to historian Peter Dobkin Hall. Many notable Yale and New Haven luminaries are buried in the Grove Street Cemetery, including 14 Yale presidents; nevertheless, it was not restricted to members of the upper class, and was open to all.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kingman Brewster Jr.</span> American educator and diplomat (1919–1988)

Kingman Brewster Jr. was an American educator, academic and diplomat. He served as the 17th President of Yale University and as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">William Dodd (ambassador)</span> American historian and ambassador to Germany

William Edward Dodd was an American historian, author and diplomat. A liberal Democrat, he served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937 during the Nazi era. Initially a holder of the slightly antisemitic notions of his times, he went to Germany with instructions from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to do what he could to protest Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany "unofficially", while also attempting to follow official State Department instructions to maintain cordial official diplomatic relations. Convinced from firsthand observation that the Nazis were an increasing threat, he resigned over his inability to mobilize the Roosevelt administration, particularly the State Department, to counter the Nazis prior to the start of World War II.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">James Rowland Angell</span> American psychologist and educator

James Rowland Angell was an American psychologist and educator who served as the 16th President of Yale University between 1921 and 1937. His father, James Burrill Angell (1829–1916), was president of the University of Vermont from 1866 to 1871 and then the University of Michigan from 1871 to 1909.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Arthur Twining Hadley</span> American economist

Arthur Twining Hadley was an American economist who served as President of Yale University from 1899 to 1921.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thurman Arnold</span> American judge

Thurman Wesley Arnold was an American lawyer best known for his trust-busting campaign as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Department of Justice from 1938 to 1943. He later served as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Before coming to Washington in 1938, Arnold was the mayor of Laramie, Wyoming and a professor at Yale Law School, where he took part in the legal realism movement and published two books: The Symbols of Government (1935) and The Folklore of Capitalism (1937). He also published The Bottlenecks of Business (1940).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Edward M. House</span> American diplomat (1858–1938)

Edward Mandell House was an American diplomat, and an adviser to President Woodrow Wilson. He was known as Colonel House, although his title was honorary and he had performed no military service. He was a highly influential back-stage politician in Texas before becoming a key supporter of the presidential bid of Wilson in 1912 by managing his campaign, beginning in July 1911. Having a self-effacing manner, he did not hold office but was an "executive agent", Wilson's chief adviser on European politics and diplomacy during World War I (1914–1918). He became a government official as one of the five American commissioners to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. In 1919, Wilson broke with House and many other top advisers, believing they had deceived him at Paris.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">James Harvey Robinson</span> Historian, academician (1863–1936)

James Harvey Robinson was an American scholar of history who, with Charles Austin Beard, founded New History, a disciplinary approach that attempts to use history to understand contemporary problems, which greatly broadened the scope of historical scholarship in relation to the social sciences.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alfred Whitney Griswold</span> American historian and educator (1906–1963)

Alfred Whitney Griswold was an American historian and educator. He served as 16th president of Yale University from 1951 to 1963, during which he built much of Yale's modern scientific research infrastructure, especially on Science Hill.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thomas Day Seymour</span> 19th-century American classicist

Thomas Day Seymour was an American classical scholar. He spent most of his career as a Professor of Greek at Yale University and published primarily on the works of Homer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kenneth Scott Latourette</span> American historian, sinologist, and Christian missionary (1884–1968)

Kenneth Scott Latourette was an American Baptist minister and historian, specialized in Chinese studies, Japanese studies, and the history of Christianity. His formative experiences as a Christian missionary and educator in early 20th-century Imperial China shaped his life's work. Although he did not learn the Chinese language, he became known for his study of the history of China, the history of Japan, his magisterial scholarly surveys on world Christianity, and of American relations with East Asia.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Andrew C. McLaughlin</span> American historian (1861–1947)

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin was an American historian known as an authority on U.S. Constitutional history.

Henry-Russell Hitchcock was an American architectural historian, and for many years a professor at Smith College and New York University. His writings helped to define the characteristics of modernist architecture.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">American Commission to Negotiate Peace</span> Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1919)

The American Commission to Negotiate Peace, successor to The Inquiry, participated in the peace negotiations at the Treaty of Versailles from January 18 to December 9, 1919. Frank Lyon Polk headed the commission in late 1919. The peace conference was superseded by the Council of Ambassadors (1920–1931), which was organized to deal with various political questions regarding the implementation of provisions of the Treaty, after the end of World War I. Members of the commission appointed by President Woodrow Wilson included:

<span class="mw-page-title-main">James Burrill Angell</span> American educator and diplomat

James Burrill Angell was an American educator and diplomat. He is best known for being the longest-serving president of the University of Michigan, from 1871 to 1909. He represented the transition from small college life to nationally oriented universities. Under his energetic leadership, Michigan gained prominence as an elite public university. Angell is often cited by school administrators for providing the vision that the university should provide "an uncommon education for the common man." Angell was also president of the University of Vermont from 1866 to 1871 and helped that small school recover from its financial difficulties brought on by the Civil War. Throughout the war, he was the editor of The Providence Journal and was a consistent vocal supporter of Abraham Lincoln.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lucius Seymour Storrs</span>

Lucius Seymour Storrs was a geologist, financier, and notable railway official. He was president of the Connecticut Company, the American Electric Railway Association, the Los Angeles Railway Association, and the New England Investment and Security Company.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John Addison Porter (Secretary to the President)</span> American journalist

John Addison Porter was an American journalist, and the first person to hold the position of "Secretary to the President". He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and died in Pomfret, Connecticut.

Robert Cooley Angell was an American sociologist and educator. Committed to the advancement of rigorous social scientific research, Angell's work focussed on social integration and the pursuit of a more peaceful world order. Professor Angell enjoyed the highest honors which his discipline bestowed, presiding over both the American Sociological Society (1951) and the International Sociological Association (1953–1956). As a devoted educator, Angell was instrumental in developing the Honors Program at the University of Michigan, becoming its first director from 1957–1960.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">George Dudley Seymour</span> American lawyer

George Dudley Seymour was an American historian, patent attorney, antiquarian, author, and city planner. He was the noted authority and foremost expert on Nathan Hale, the American Revolutionary War hero.

This bibliography of Dwight D. Eisenhower is a list of published works about Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Charles Seymour of Yale Dies at 78," New York Times. August 12, 1963.
  2. "Seymour to Retire as Yale Head in '50," New York Times. April 11, 1949
  3. 1 2 "Seymour Named Yale President To Succeed Dr. Angell in June," New York Times. February 14, 1937.
  4. "Yale Names 3 More as College Masters; Drs. Charles Seymour, C.W. Mendel and Arnold Whitridge of Colombia Are Named," New York Times. May 22, 1931; Berkeley College: BK history
  5. "Charles Seymour". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 9 February 2023. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  6. "APS Member History". Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  7. Parke, Richard H. "Yale in Graduation Honors its Leader," New York Times. June 13, 1950.
Charles Seymour
Charles Seymour c1930.jpeg
15th President of Yale University
In office
Academic offices
Preceded by President of Yale University
Succeeded by