Paul Ansel Chadbourne – President – 1867-1870
Born in North Berwick, Maine on October 21, 1823.
Originally rejected the offer of the presidency but finally accepted on June 22, 1867, and took office immediately
Law School was established during his administration, and the first professor of agriculture was hired
An opponent of co-education, creating a separate Female College when the legislature mandated
in 1866 that women be allowed to enroll
Resigned in June, 1870
He died in New York City on February 23, 1883.
In 1901 Ladies Hall, which originally housed the Female College and later was a women's dormitory,
was renamed Chadbourne Hall by E.A Birge. “I thought it only fair that Dr. Chadbourne’s contumacy regarding
co-education should be punished by attaching his name to a building which turned out to be one of the main supports of co-education”