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Merrill E. Gates

College President

Centurion, 1890–1922

Full Name Merrill Edwards Gates

Born 6 April 1848 in Warsaw, New York

Died 11 August 1922 in Littleton, New Hampshire

Buried Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, New York

Proposed by Edward B. Coe, D. B. St. John Roosa, and Henry Drisler

Elected 1 March 1890 at age forty-one

Century Memorial

Merrill Edward Gates was eight years president of Rutgers College and eight years president at Amherst, and held numerous honorary degrees from other American institutions of learning. During most of his active life he interested himself in Indian affairs, serving for twenty-eight consecutive years on the United States Board of Indian Commissioners.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1923 Century Association Yearbook