Guide to the Oral history interview with Ernest M. Hopkins, 1958 - 1964Manuscript DOH-245


Ernest Martin Hopkins was born on November 6, 1877 in Dunbarton, NH. After attending Worcester Academy, he matriculated at Dartmouth College with the class of 1901. Following his graduation, he served as private secretary to President William Jewett Tucker from 1901-1905 and as Secretary of the College (1905-10). Following six years in the business world, he was selected as Dartmouth's eleventh president in 1916 and served for 29 years, through two World Wars and the Great Depression. He died in Hanover in 1964.

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