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Nicholas Tillinghast Description: Nicholas Tillinghast (1804-1856) was the first principal of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, serving from the school's opening in September 1840 until failing health compelled his resignation i… Date: ca. 1863
Marshall Conant Description: Marshall Conant (1801-1873) had achieved success as a teacher, scientist and architect before succeeding Tillinghast in 1853. Under his leadership, the curriculum expanded to include new science cours… Date: ca. 1863
Albert G. Boyden Description: Albert Gardner Boyden (1827-1915) was a member of the 26th class of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, graduating in 1849. After serving as an assistant to both Nicholas Tillinghast and Marshall … Date: ca. 1863