Vice President under Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Senator from Maine; President of Colby College Board. Hamlin’s law desk from his Hampden, Maine office and several items from his personal library remain at Hebron.
One of the first African-Americans to graduate from college in the U.S. (Bowdoin, 1826) and an early spokesman against slavery. Helped establish and edit the Freedom's Journal, the first newspaper in the United States owned, operated, published, and edited by African-Americans. Emigrated to Liberia where he was the first Superintendent of Schools, Editor of the Liberia Herald, Governor of the Maryland section of Liberia, and where he recruited African-Americans to settle.
Attended Hebron Academy, Harvard University, and Harvard Law School. Was a lawyer, Massachusetts legislator, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, a Congressman, and then Secretary of the Navy under President McKinley. He was the President of Hebron’s Board of Trustees from 1912-1914. Long Cottage, which still houses two Academy families today, was built with funds received from Long’s estate. Long was the principal speaker at Hebron’s Centennial and at the dedication of Atwood Hall.
Graduate, member of the Board of Trustees for 29 years, 26 as President. With his identical twin brother, F.E. Stanley, invented a photographic process sold to George Eastman (Kodak), invented and manufactured the famous Stanley Steamer automobile, and set a world land speed record in 1906. He also designed and built the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. He oversaw the establishment of the Estes Park Protective and Improvement Association, which eventually played an important role in establishing Rocky Mountain National Park.
Between 1890 and 1928, Portland’s renowned architect designed all of Hebron’s major buildings, including: Allen House (head of school’s house, in the shingle style), Sturtevant Building (main school building), Sturtevant Home (dormitory, dining hall, and gathering space), Long Cottage (faculty housing), Atwood Hall (dormitory and classrooms), and Stanley Building (admissions and external relations offices).
Hebron Academy is a small, private, co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate located in Hebron Maine. Students from across the United States and around the world are challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit through small classes, knowledgeable and caring teachers who provide individual attention, and a friendly, respectful, family atmosphere.