15 June 2008

William Barton Rogers ~ MIT's Founding Father

Very cool that MIT's homepage today honors and spotlights our Founding Father, Willam Barton Rogers! His persistence and bold vision for a new kind of Institute lead to MIT's formal birth in 1861 and operations in 1865 (after the US Civil War). Rogers stayed intimately involved with MIT for the rest of his life, including personally selecting and recruiting the remarkable Francis Amasa Walker as President in the early 1880's.

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