Rev. Dr. John H. Twombly President 1871-1874
  • Born in Rochester, New Hampshire on July 19, 1814
  • Named president June 30, 1871
  • Assumes office that fall, but soon falls out of favor with the board over governance issues and personalities
  • A strong proponent of both coeducation and temperance
  • In June of 1873 the regents asked Twombly to resign, but he refused
  • When Twombly is forced out on January 21, 1874, the regents immediately announce his replacement John Bascom.
  • Died on January 1, 1893, in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts