Amherst Magazine

Calvin Hastings Plimpton '39 — Recollections

Calvin Hastings Plimpton '39  Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton ’39, who served as the thirteenth president of Amherst in the tumultuous decade from 1960 to 1971, and as president of the American University in Beirut in the war-torn years between 1984 and 1987, died in January at age 88. A memorial service was held on campus on Saturday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Johnson Chapel.

See photos and read remarks from the memorial service, and watch video of an interview with Dr. Plimpton, on our Events Multimedia pages.

We invite alumni and members of the Amherst community to post recollections about President Plimpton.

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