Biographical Note

1917 Birth 5 May in Worcester, MA

1939 A. B., Williams College
(Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude in History)

1941 A. M., Harvard University
(History-primarily modern European) completed all requirements for Ph. D. except thesis before war service

1941 Marriage to Anne Whitin Swift

1942-46 Officer, Office of Strategic Services and United States Naval Reserve

1946-49 Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

1949-53 Assistant professor of General Education and Economics, Harvard University

1953-61 Assistant professor of Economics, Yale University

1961-73 President, Williams College

1974-75 Vice President, The Andrew Mellon Foundation

1975-87 President, The Andrew Mellon Foundation

1995 Death 7 February in Woods Hole, MA

John E. Sawyer (1917-1995) Papers,
1924-1995

Biographical Note
Introduction
Scope and Content
Series List