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Earlham Buildings

Friends Boarding School may not have opened until 1847, but the college's campus footprint dates to 1833. If you'd like to know more about the college's buildings, see here.* 

*The building page is in development.


  • Barnabus C. Hobbs,
    • Superintendent of Friends Boarding School, 1847-1849 and 1866-1867
    • President, 1867-1868
  • Joseph Moore, 1868-1883
  • William Penn Pinkham (acting), 1883-1884
  • Joseph John Mills, 1884-1903
  • Robert Lincoln Kelly, 1903-1917
  • David Morton Edwards, 1917-1929
  • William Cullen Dennis, 1929-1946
  • Thomas E. Jones,1946-1958
  • Landrum Bolling, 1958-1973
  • Paul Lacey (acting), 1973-1974
  • Franklin W. Wallin, 1974-1983
  • Dewitt C. "Bud" Baldwin, 1983-1984
  • Lawrence "Pete" Leland (acting), 1984-1985
  • Richard "Dick" J. Wood, 1985-1996
  • Eugene "Gene" S. Mills (Interim), 1996-1997
  • Douglas "Doug" C. Bennett, 1997-2011
  • David Dawson, 2011-2017
  • Alan Price, 2017-2018
  • Avis Stewart (Interim), 2018-2019
  • Anne Houtman, 2019-

You can find biographies of Earlham's presidents here.


Clerks of the Faculty, 1956-

The Clerk of the Faculty sets the agenda and presides at faculty meetings. They also work with the Recording Clerk on minutes of the Faculty Meeting. The term is one year, with a possible one-year extension.

Terms in early years are not clear. It appears that until 1980 the clerk assumed office in winter term/semester. Thus Warren Staebler, for example, became clerk in January 1963 and concluded his term in December 1964. This was changed in 1980 so that terms coincided with the academic year. Before 1967, some clerks served three years.

See here for a list of former Clerks.

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