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Boyd Crumrine Patterson, American College president.


Patterson, Boyd Crumrine was born on April 23, 1902 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Pollock and Louisa Celeste (Crumrine) Patterson.


AB, Washington and Jefferson College, 1923. Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College, 1970. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1923.

AM, Johns Hopkins University, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Waynesburg College, 1953.

Doctor of Science, Duquesne University, 1965. Doctor of Humane Letters, Jefferson Medical College, 1967.


Assistant professor mathematics, Washington and Jefferson College, 1926-1927; president, Washington and Jefferson College, 1950-1970; associate professor, Hamilton College, 1927-1936; professor, Hamilton College, 1936-1950; department chairman, Hamilton College, 1943-1950.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mathematics Association American (vice president New York section 1949-1950, president 1950-1951), American Mathematics Society, Middle States Association Colleges and Secondary Schools (commission on institutions of higher education), Pennsylvania Association Colleges and Universities (president 1956-1957), Duquesne Club, Fort Schuyler Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Psi.


Married Eleanor Dennison, August 3, 1927.

John Pollock Patterson

Louisa Celeste (Crumrine) Patterson

Eleanor Dennison