More LIFE Photos: Roth’s Dapper Predecessor

Also in the LIFE photo archive: photos of Wesleyan students and professors volunteering at the Connecticut Valley Hospital for the mentally ill in 1965:

And a series of 1968 photos of Wesleyan’s then-president, the dapper alumnus Edwin D. Etherington, at home with his family:Etherington was the president of the American Stock Exchange before taking over at Wesleyan, and was a staunch civil rights advocate who got Wes to admit women and increase minority student enrollment. Plus he’s got a serious Don Draper thing going on:

Sorry, Roth’s got nothing on this guy.

20 thoughts on “More LIFE Photos: Roth’s Dapper Predecessor

  1. johnwesley

    well, if by fucking things up, 1:12pm, you mean admitting women (eventually, in numbers equal to men), I guess I’m glad he fucked things up.I LOL at the Don Draper vid. I even see a little bit of “Madmen” in those old photos.

  2. johnwesley

    well, if by fucking things up, 1:12pm, you mean admitting women (eventually, in numbers equal to men), I guess I’m glad he fucked things up.

    I LOL at the Don Draper vid. I even see a little bit of “Madmen” in those old photos.

  3. Anonymous

    Etherington was brought to wesleyan (from the American Stock Exchange) to continue the economic prosperity that was seen during Butterfield’s presidency. He did a very good job of fucking everything up. Respect though for the civil rights stuff…

  4. Anonymous

    Etherington was brought to wesleyan (from the American Stock Exchange) to continue the economic prosperity that was seen during Butterfield’s presidency. He did a very good job of fucking everything up. Respect though for the civil rights stuff…

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