Archive: Naming of Harvard

March 13 marks the 376th anniversary of the naming of Harvard College.

Originally founded as “New College” in 1636 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the college was renamed to honor clergyman John Harvard, who left the college £779 and a library of about 400 books.

The 779 pounds is worth roughly $177,200 today.

Our question: Which of these former presidents of the United States does not hold a degree from Harvard University: Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover or George W. Bush?


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