Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930

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Birth 1856-04-23
Death 1930-03-06

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President of Yale University.

From the description of Letter to William C. Welling, 1917 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50997891

James Hadley: philologist; B.A., Yale, 1842; spent two years at the Yale Divinity School, 1844-1845; appointed tutor in Yale College in 1845, promoted to asst. prof. of Greek in 1848, in 1851 succeeded Theodore Dwight Woolsey, holding the chair of Greek until retirement.

Arthur Twining Hadley was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 23, 1856, the son of James Hadley, a professor of Greek at Yale. He graduated from Yale College, Class of 1876, studied at the University of Berlin, and returned to Yale in 1879 as a tutor. Interested in the history and science of railroad transportation, he was associate editor of the Railroad Gazette, and lectured on railroad administration at Yale, 1883-1886; was acting professor of political economy in the Sheffield Scientific School, 1890-1891, and chair of political economy, 1891-1899; and served as the first dean of the Graduate School, 1892-1895. He was president of Yale University from 1899 to 1921. Hadley died in 1930.

Morris Hadley (1894-1979), son of Arthur T. and Helen H. Hadley, graduated from Yale University, Class of 1916. He received his M.A., 1940, and LL.D.,1963, from Yale and a LL.D., 1965, from the University of Nevada. In 1918, he was in charge of the Brigade School of Fire at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, having reached the rank of major in the United States Army. He joined the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in 1929. Hadley served on the Yale Corporation, 1940-1962; was deputy director of the Office of Facts and Figures in Washington, 1941-1942, was a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation; and sat on the board of trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the New York Public Library, serving the latter as president, 1943-1958.

From the guide to the Hadley family papers, 1770-1972, 1839-1933, (Manuscripts and Archives)


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