Charles Bradford Sylvester was born May 18, 1882 and attended Dartmouth College, graduating with the Class of 1905. During his college years he had an interest in photography and aspired to become a teacher. After graduating in 1905, Sylvester remained in Hanover and received his M.A. while teaching part-time at Hanover High School. From 1906 to 1956, he taught at various schools as a teacher of mathematics and classics, as well as serving as principal for a number of years. In 1915, Sylvester became ill with polio but continued teaching despite his illness. He died on April 4, 1969.