Oral History Interview with Charles Longsworth

Interviewed by Tom Gerety in 2003

Charles R. Longsworth, class of 1951 and former president of Hampshire College and chairman of the Amherst College Board of Trustees, interviewed by Tom Gerety, former president of Amherst College. Sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst College Library.


Charles R. Longsworth, class of 1951, is chairman emeritus of the college's Board of Trustees. He served as president of Hampshire College (1971-1977) and coauthored with former Hampshire president, Franklin Patterson, The Making of a College: Plans for a New Departure in Higher Education. From 1977 to 1992, he served as president of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and then CEO and chairman (1991-1994). In 1993, he became director of Saul Centers Inc.

Tom Gerety served as president of Amherst College from 1994-2003. In addition to previously serving as president of Trinity College in Hartford for fourteen years, he was dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati. 

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