His Alma Mater
appreciated the judicial and well balanced mind, and in 1894 elected him to the Board of Trustees.
Later he was one of the executive committee of that body, holding this office at the time of his death.
The degree of A. M. had been conferred on him in 1866, and in 1895 Tufts
honored herself as well as him by bestowing the degree of S. D. in recognition of his distinguished service to botanical science.
Of his service to the Medford
Historical Society only brief mention need be made.
He was so closely associated with the founding of the society and with its whole active life that all recognize his devotion to the ideals for which the society stands.
Thus has passed a life noble and unselfish, progressive without ostentation, loving and loved, to its close.
Life's race well run,
Life's work all done,
Life's victory won,
Now cometh rest.
Principals of Medford High School, 1835-1903.
, 1835; Luther Farrar
, 1835–'36; Daniel Forbes
, 1836–'41; Isaac Ames
, 1841–'44; M. T. Gardner
, 1844; Edwin Wright
, 1844–'45; James Waldock
, 1845–'46; Charles Cummings
, 1846–‘76; Lorin L. Dame
, 1876-1903; Leonard J. Manning