Jasper Adams ( 1793- 1841), professor of mathematics and natural philosophy, was born in East Medway, Massachusetts, August 27, 1793, prepared for college with Rev. Luther Wright, and graduated from Brown in 1815. Adams, Jasper
Zachariah Allen graduated from Brown in 1813, studied law in the office of James Burrill, and was admitted to the bar in 1815. Allen, Zachariah The
American Philosophical Society has numbered among its members the following individuals connected with Brown, elected to membership in the years indicated: Stephen Hopkins in 1769; Benjamin Waterhouse in 1791; Francis Wayland in 1838; John E. Holbrook 1815 in 1839; Alpheus S. Packard in 1878; George Dana Boardman 1852 in 1880; Henry S. Frieze 1841 in 1884; William Williams Keen 1859 in 1884; James Macalister 1856 in 1886; James Burrill Angell 1849 in 1889; Lester Frank Ward in 1889; Richard Olney 1856 in 1897; Stephen F. Peckham 1862 in 1897; John Hay 1858 in 1898; Robert H. Thurston 1859 in 1902; Carl Barus in 1903; Hermon Carey Bumpus 1884 in 1909; Charles E. Bennett 1878 in 1913; Winthrop John Vanleuven Osterhout 1893 in 1917; John Franklin Jameson in 1920; Charles Evans Hughes 1881 in 1926; Arthur F. Buddington ’12 in 1931; John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1897 in 1931; Ernest E. Tyzzer 1897 in 1931; Gilbert Chinard in 1932; George E. Coghill 1896 in 1935; Harvey N. Davis ’01 in 1935; George Grafton Wilson 1886 in 1936; Frederick G. Keyes ’09 Ph.D. in 1938; Charles August Kraus in 1939; Walter S. Hunter in 1941; Leonard Carmichael in 1942; Zechariah Chafee ’07 in 1946; Robert Cushman Murphy ’11 in 1946; Otto E. Neugebauer in 1947; William A. Noyes in 1947; George Boas ’13 in 1950; Carl Bridenbaugh in 1950; Clarence Saunders Brigham 1899 in 1955; Clarence H. Graham in 1956; John Imbrie in 1956; Lars Onsager in 1959; John Wilder Tukey ’36 in 1962; Edmund Sears Morgan in 1964; Carl Pfaffmann ’33 in 1964; Vartan Gregorian in 1965; Barnaby C. Keeney in 1965; Donald F. Hornig in 1967; Floyd Ratliff ’50 Ph.D. in 1972; Leon N. Cooper in 1973; David E. Pingree in 1975; George F. Carrier in 1976; Eliot Stellar ’47 Ph.D. in 1977; Brooke Hindle ’40 in 1982; Thomas J. Watson, Jr. ’37 in 1984; Barbara K. Lewalski in 1986. American Philosophical Society James Robinson Boise (1815-
1895), professor of Greek, was born in Blandford, Massachusetts, on January 27, 1815. Boise, James R. In 1815
Tristam Burges was named professor of oratory and belles letters at Brown. Burges, Tristam Jabez Bowen (
1785-1815) was a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Chancellors Alexander Viets Griswold (1815-
1828) was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Massachusetts. Chancellors Abiel Bolles
1808 and Jasper Adams 1815 were president of the College of Charleston. College and University Presidents Willbur Fisk 1815 was president of Wesleyan University.
College and University Presidents
Tristam Burges 1796 was named to the professorship in 1815. English In 1815,
Tristam Burges was appointed to fill the first endowed professorship, that of Oratory and Belles Lettres, established by Nicholas Brown 1786 in 1804. Faculty In 1815
Theodore Foster secured postal service for his town. Foster, Theodore Providence physician John Mathewson Eddy, to whom Brown awarded an honorary M.D. degree in 1815, was adjunct professor of anatomy and surgery from 1815 until his death in
1817. Medical education In 1815
Levi Wheaton 1782 was appointed professor of the theory and practice of physic. Medical education His course on European history after 1815 was popular with the students, who called him "Pop" Munro.
Munro, Wilfred H.
Calvin Park was ordained an evangelist in 1815 and was a pastor in Stoughton, Massachusetts, from 1826 to 1840. Park, Calvin During 1815 and
1816 he was attached to the frigate Java under Commodore Perry, which served in the Mediterranean, and returned to Newport in March 1817, bearing a new treaty with Algiers and eighteen mild cases of smallpox, which Parsons had induced through inoculation with the small pox virus to prevent more serious illness. Parsons, Usher The
Philendean Society was established in 1815 for the purpose of providing assistance to indigent fellow students "whose poverty alone prevents their appearing among the brightest ornaments of our Institution." Philendean Society
Ezekiel Gilman Robinson (1815- 1894), seventh president of Brown University, was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on March 23, 1815. Robinson, Ezekiel Gilman
Henry Wheaton was a justice of the marine court of New York City from 1815 to 1819 and United States Supreme Court reporter from 1816 to 1827. Wheaton, Henry Although Levi Wheaton lacked formal education in medicine, in 1812, Brown, having begun medical lectures the year before, awarded him an honorary M.D. degree, and in 1815, appointed him professor of the theory and practice of medicine. Wheaton, Levi