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