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Lawyer , college founder

Henry Fowle Durant, American lawyer, college founder.

Background

Durant, Henry Fowle was born on February 20, 1822 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Son of William and Harriet (Fowle) Smith.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1842. Read law with father.

Career

Bar, 1843; practiced in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1843-1848, Boston, 1848-1863. Sought solace in religion after death of his son. Held revival meetings.

Trustee Mount Holyoke, 1867. Founded Wellesley College, 1870, served in various administrative capacities rest of his life.

Connections

Married Pauline Adeline Fowle, May 23, 1854, at least 2 children, Henry F., Pauline C. Admitted to Massachusetts.

father:
William Smith

mother:
Harriet (Fowle) Smith

spouse:
Pauline Adeline Fowle