Encyclopedia Brunoniana


  • The applicants resolved to form their own society, but the death of President Manning and the unsettled condition of the college intervened and it was not until 1797, when Jonathan Maxcy, who had been president "pro tem" for five years, was appointed president, that the formation of the society was actively taken up again.Federal Adelphi
  • The others were John Adams in 1787, Thomas Jefferson in 1797, Woodrow Wilson in 1903, Herbert Hoover in 1916, and Lyndon Johnson in 1960, all of whom received their degrees before election, and William Howard Taft who received his in 1914 after leaving office.Honorary degrees
  • In September 1797 Jonathan Maxcy was formally elected president.Maxcy, Jonathan
  • Calvin Park graduated from Rhode Island College in 1797.Park, Calvin
  • Calvin Park taught in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1797 to 1800.Park, Calvin
  • Determined to have its own fraternal association of learned men, the College in 1797 formed the Federal Adelphi, an organization which flourished for over thirty years until President Francis Wayland presented another petition for a branch of Phi Beta Kappa in 1829.Phi Beta Kappa