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Samson, G. W. (George Whitefield)
- Existence: 1819 - 1896
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Although governed by a Board of Trustees, the president of the university has always been the chief administrative officer for the institution. The collection contains a mixture of personal and family papers, biographical research, and administrative records representing all but one GW President (Howard Lincoln Hodgkins, who served as president ad interim from 1921 to 1923). In addition, it contains a series of scrapbooks containing news clippings maintained by the office of the president...
Dates: 1795-2017; Majority of material found within 1821-2017
Overview George Whitefield Samson served as president of Columbian College (what is today George Washington University) from 1859 to 1871. This collection includes materials, primarily correspondence, but also a few photographs and other documents, from his parents, Abisha Samson and Mehetabel Samson née Kenrick; the Kenrick family; George Samson and his wife, Elizabeth Samson née Smallwood, and the Smallwood family.
Abstract This collection include photos, diplomas, invitations, newspapers, early land holdings, 19th century newspaper accounts of the early college, Civil War records, and memorabilia.