Hamilton Building of American University

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Hamilton Building of American University

Subject

The American University Centennial
(1893-1993)

Description

"I subscribe this account because it is within my means and because I want to set an example to
people not to despise 'the day of small things.'"

(John Hamilton, in a letter to Hurst about his $1 donation -- the first toward the purchase of the
property that was to become The American University campus.)

Brother Franklin Elmer Elsworth Hamilton (1866-1918) and John William
Hamilton (1854-1934) were Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church and
Chancellors of The American University (Franklin from 1907 to 1916 and
John from 1916 to 1922). Under the leadership of Bishops Hamilton the
university secured its financial status, endowment fund, and academic
plans. During Franklin Hamilton's administration, U.S. President Woodrow
Wilson officially opened the university on May 27, 1914, and plans for
fellowships were established to encourage study in diverse fields.

Source

Latitude: 38° 56’ 6.72” N
Longitude: 77° 5’ 29.73” W

Identifier

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Citation

“Hamilton Building of American University,” American University Project Plaque, accessed February 27, 2024, https://auprojectplaque.omeka.net/items/show/24.