Reverend Horatio O. Ladd

April 9th, 2010 by Bridget

1873—1876

laddDuring his short tenure as Principal of Plymouth Normal School, Reverend Ladd saw the school budge expand to fund “four assistants and special instructors in gymnastics, drawing, and instrumental and vocal music.  Mr. Ladd emphasized the classical subjects and normal training.” Rev. Ladd was educated at Bowdoin and the Yale Divinity School. He served churches in Cromwell, Conn. and Romeo, Mich. and was a professor at Oliver College prior to his appointment as Principal of Plymouth Normal School.

In 1879 he was appointed principal of the Santa Fe Academy which he soon left to help found the University of New Mexico at Santa Fe in 1881. He served as the first and only President of that university. He aided in founding the Ramona Industrial School for Indian Girls of the Southwest. In 1889 he left New Mexico, returning to the East to enter the ministry of the Episcopal Church. He died February 16, 1932 in Massachusetts.

from One Hundred Years of Service: Plymouth State College 1871-1971. Norton R. Bagley; and advancement publications

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