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The Rev. William Jewett Tucker (1839-1926) served as the 9th President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, United States, from 1893 to 1909. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ...


Dartmouth Presidency

The New York City American, in a September 30, 1926 obituary notice, wrote of William Jewett Tucker that he "was known in New England as 'the great president,' who brought Dartmouth from the position of a small New Hampshire college to that of a great national educational institution." One of the College's most beloved leaders, William Jewett Tucker was said to have "refounded Dartmouth," bringing its facilities, its curriculum and every aspect of its organization into the modern era. When he assumed the presidency in 1893, the College was in debt, there were only slightly over 300 students and there was no central physical facilities plant. When he stepped down in 1909 more than 20 new buildings had been erected, including a central steam plant; the student body had grown to over 1,100 students from across the country and around the world; the faculty had increased from 26 to 81; and the curriculum had been broadened. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tireless in his efforts to build the physical college, President Tucker was also equally devoted to articulating a moral and spiritual dimension for Dartmouth and for higher education nationwide. In numerous books and essays he called for a liberalization of American theology and commitment to public service.


William Jewett Tucker graduated from Dartmouth in 1861 and studied for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary. Ordained in 1867, he was a Congregational pastor in Manchester, New Hampshire, and, later, in New York City. He returned to Andover in 1879 as professor of sacred rhetoric and became an editor of the Andover Review and a founder of The South End House, one of Boston's first settlement houses for the poor. At Andover, he was a central figure in the "Andover Controversy" of 1886-1892, when charges were filed against five professors calling for a liberalization of Congregational views. In 1890, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts declared the proceedings "faulty"; in 1892, all five professors, Tucker included, were "acquitted."


William Jewett Tucker retired from the Dartmouth presidency in 1909 and became president emeritus. Although retired, he remained an active figure on the public stage and lived in Hanover until his death in 1926.


The William Jewett Tucker Foundation, commonly known as the Tucker Foundation, at Dartmouth College is named after President Tucker. Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...


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William Jewett Tucker Foundation (409 words)
The mission of the Tucker Foundation is to educate Dartmouth students to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community through service, character development, and spiritual exploration.
The Tucker Foundation welcomes to Dartmouth six Nicaraguan college students, a professor, and a Nicaraguan adult advisor on July 11 through 23 from the University of the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN).
The Tucker Foundation coordinates campus religious groups and is the umbrella for community service that involves approximately 60 percent of the student body.
William Jewett Tucker at AllExperts (389 words)
William Jewett Tucker served as the 9th President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, United States, from 1893 to 1909.
William Jewett Tucker graduated from Dartmouth in 1861 and studied for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary.
William Jewett Tucker retired from the Dartmouth presidency in 1909 and became president emeritus.
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