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Victor Lloyd Butterfield


Victor Lloyd Butterfield, American educator. Award for Gifted Teaching, Danforth Found.


Butterfield, Victor Lloyd was born on February 7, 1904 in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Kenyon Leach and Harriet (Millard) Butterfield.


Graduate Deerfield Academy, 1923. Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1927, Master of Arts, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1936, Doctor of Laws, 1961.

Master of Arts (honorary), Wesleyan University, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters, 1967. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brown U., 1943, Amherst College, 1944, Williams College, 1944, Lawrence College, 1947, Columbia, 1954, Tulane University, 1957, Mount Allison (Canada), 1958, Dartmouth, 1967.

Doctor of Letters, Bowdoin College, 1955. Doctor of Humane Letters, Trinity College, 1946, U. Hartford, 1959, Boston College, 1965. Doctor of Science, Union U., 1961.

M Katharina Geyer, June 11, 1928.


Teacher English, Deerfield Academy, 1928-1929, Riverdale School, New York City, 1929-1931. Instructor philosophy Lawrence College, 1934-1935. Director admissions Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1935-1941, dean freshmen, 1938-1941, associate dean, 1941-1942, acting president, 1942-1943, president, 1943-1967, president emeritus, 1967-1975.

Chairman, Connecticut Commission Selection for Rhodes Scholarships, 1946-1949. Chairman of Commission faculty fellowships Fund for Advancement of Education, Ford Foundation, 1951-1954, study assignment educational situation in Near East, 1952-1953. Member college grants advising committee Ford Foundation, 1955.

Member New England Board Higher Education, 1955-1961. Member visiting committee Harvard Divinity School, 1956-1961, Philosophy Department, Harvard, 1962-1965. Vice president New England Colls.

Fund, Inc., 1958-1960. Consultant Ford Foundation Humanities and Arts Program, 1960. Member committee plans and objectives for higher education American Council of Education, 1962-1965.

Member of advisory council Danforth Graduate.


  • Author: The Life of the Teacher, 1954. The Faith of a Liberal College, 1955. Counter Attack in Liberal Learning, 1966.

    Numerous essays.


Fellowship Program, 1963-1965. Member National Committee on Accrediting Advisory Commission to Study Influence on Higher Education, 1963. Member of commission college and society Association American Colls., 1966-1969.

Member of council College Arts and Sciences, Cornell Univercity, from 1958. Fellow Society for Religion in Higher Education (board directors since 1962). Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi.

Club: University.


Children: Margot (Mistress.

Kenyon Leach Butterfield

Harriet (Millard) Butterfield

Margot (Mrs Butterfield