History of Tufts College, 1854-1896Start, Alaric Bertrand
GARDNER C. ANTHONY, A. M.
GARDNER CHASE ANTHONY was born in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24, 1856, his ancestors having settled in the colony under Roger Williams.
He began to attend school at the age of five years, and three years later entered the English and Classical School of Providence, where he remained for nearly nine years, leaving a few months before graduation on account of illness. In October, 1874, he entered the drafting room of the Providence Steam Engine Company, where he remained for
|something more than a year, in the meanwhile preparing himself for Brown University, which he entered during the Winter of 1875-76. Here he followed the engineering course for a year, leaving in the Fall of 1877 to pursue special studies at Tufts.|
In 1878 he entered the drafting-room of the Harris-Corliss Engine Works, where he remained nearly three years.
While here he was married, June 25, 1879, to Miss Susie A. Pearson, daughter of Mr. Samuel Pearson, of Boston. One son has been born to them.
In the Summer of 1881, Mr. Anthony returned to the employ of the Providence Steam Engine Company, where he remained until November, 1884. During the year following he was engaged on patent work, general engineering, and as designer for the Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Anthony began to teach in 1885, his first position being in the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was soon appointed Director of the Mechanical Department. In connection with this position he also accepted that of Teacher of Drawing in the Providence High School, which he continued to fill for six years.
In 1887 he founded the Rhode Island Technical Drawing School, which enjoyed great prosperity under his management. In 1889 he received still another addition to his labors in the principalship of the Pawtucket Evening Drawing School, which position, together with the former, he filled until 1893, when he was called to Tufts as Dean of the Bromfield-Pearson School and Professor of Technical Drawing in the college.
Professor Anthony has published a set of text books known as the "Technical Drawing Series," which have been heartily endorsed by prominent educators, and are now used in many leading schools and colleges. In 1884 he was elected a member of the American Society of Engineers, and in 1890 Tufts conferred upon him the degree of A. M.
Professor Anthony, by reason of the large amount of theoretical and practical training which he has received, is admirably fitted for the position which he has been called upon to fill at Tufts. He brings into the class-room the result of actual experience. He has been on the Hill but a short time, but has already become a favorite with the students, both as an instructor and as a man.
Published by the Class of 1897. The original contains appendices with a directory of alumni, the college catalog, and the college charter. These were not included in this addition.
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