1865 - 1908
Edwin Barrows was a trustee from 1865 to 1908 and the treasurer from 1891 to 1908. Edwin’s father, Albert Barrows, had been a trustee from 1845 to 1853.
Edwin was born in
A quiet, retiring man, Barrows was central to the rejuvenation of the Seminary at the turn of the century under the leadership of Samuel Valentine Cole. His detailed reports evaluating the campus buildings and grounds and investments helped Dr. Cole to develop a campus worthy of becoming a college in 1912. Barrows invested Wheaton Seminary funds in utility and transportation companies, particularly railroads.
In their memorial resolution following his death in 1908, the Trustees noted that Mr. Barrows had served the Board for a longer period than any other member (43 years), and that “the accuracy, prudence