I was surprised that this piece neglected to mention that J.M.T. Finney was offered the presidency of Princeton when Woodrow Wilson 1879 resigned the job in 1910. He describes the episode in detail in A Surgeon’s Life (pp. 237-239). After receiving wildly conflicting advice from his closest friends, he took a day off for introspection, while duck hunting alone on the Chesapeake. He turned the job down and John G. Hibben 1882 became president of Princeton.

Don Cousar ’77
Alexandria, Va.