Governor Dummer Academy History, 1763-1963

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CHAPTER XIII
Edward W. Eames

Without question, one of the most important steps that Ted Eames took in his early years at Governor Dummer Academy was to provide himself and the school with a nucleus of gifted teachers around which has grown a strong faculty. In the course of his first seven years, he brought to the Academy eight men who together have set a pattern of high excellence in working with boys. Of the eight, six, who now represent a total of more than 165 years service at the Academy, still comprise the substructure of the Governor Dummer faculty and constitute, without question, the youngest and most active "Old Guard" to be found at any school anywhere!

All of the men have come to play key parts in the life of the school. Two have assumed heavy administrative responsibility. Ed Dunning began as a teacher of English and Mathematics, but his knowledge, training, and resourcefulness soon found him working as Registrar and finally carrying out the multifarious duties of Business Manager. Patient but firm, goodhumored but forthright, he has commanded the respect and cooperation of generations of boys. Ben Stone -- since 1932 a gifted teacher at the Academy, for years head of the Mathematics Department, Registrar, Director of Admissions, and finally Director of Studies -- has been aptly described by Mr. Eames as "a good team player." Tireless yet unassuming, demanding yet understanding, he has at one time or another borne active responsibility in practically every aspect of the life of the school.

Former Olympic athlete (whose familiar title is "The Bull") Art Sager is an inexhaustible reservoir of energy and enthusiasm. Dynamic and versatile, with a genuine concern for boys, he possesses the invaluable knack of teaching by showing. One of his finest contributions has been his work to help establish and maintain continuing good will with alumni and friends of the Academy. Upon these three men, Ed Dunning, Ben Stone, and Art Sager, devolved the responsibility of administering the school during Mr. Eames's leave of absence in 1950. As an Executive Committee they acted with exceptional skill and judgment.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword V
  • Preface VII
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS IX
  • List of Illustrations XI
  • PROLOGUE XIII
  • Chapter I - The Dummer Family in America 3
  • Chapter II - Master Moody 13
  • Chapter III - Isaac Smith 28
  • Chapter IV - Allen, Abbot, and Adams 39
  • Chapter V - Nehemiah Cleaveland 47
  • Chapter VI - F. A. Adams, Durant, and Chute 58
  • Chapter VII - Henshaw, Albee, John S. Parsons, and Foster 66
  • Chapter VIII - Stanton, Ebenezer Greenleaf Parsons, and Perkins 73
  • Chapter IX - Perley Leonard Horne 84
  • Chapter X - Sprague, Ryther, and Ingham 91
  • Chapter XI - Charles S. Ingham 107
  • Chapter XII - Edward W. Eames 119
  • Chapter XIII - Edward W. Eames 138
  • Chapter XIV - Edward W. Eames 151
  • EPILOGUE 168
  • THE APPENDIX 173
  • Index 178
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