Education: Cole to Amherst

At the end of his first year at Amherst, Freshman Charles Woolsey Cole won second prizes in Latin and math, a fact which he remembers with some sadness: "I was always winning second prizes," he says.

But by the end of his senior year he was editor-in-chief of the Amherst Student, and a Phi Beta Kappa who graduated summa cum laude. Last week Amherst gave boyish, blue-eyed Charles Cole, 39, the best first prize it had to offer—its presidency.

As twelfth president of Amherst, among whose graduates were Classmates Dwight Morrow and Calvin Coolidge, Dr....

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