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By Thomas Hamm
Professor of History; Curator of the Quaker Collection & Director of Special Collections

Landrum Bolling has been Earlham’s most honored president, with a connection to the college that spans six decades. It began when he joined the Earlham faculty as a professor of political science in 1948 and progressed through administrative posts to the presidency and, since 1974, to membership on the Earlham board, first as an at-large and then as a lifetime honorary trustee. Those years also saw him become a national and international figure in higher education, humanitarianism, and peacemaking.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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