Thursday, April 3, 2008

John Hamilton Morse and the Morse Field

John Hamilton Morse---A friend and benefactor of the school for many years passed away last August at the age of 91. John Hamilton Morse graduated from Governor Dummer in 1885, where he played on the Academy's first football team. He later attended Harvard and became a lawyer. He was a trustee and took a great interest in the development of Morse Field, which was named after him. He never let a year pass without making two or three visits from his North Andover home, to the school to see his field in use. In the fall his blue cape became a familiar sight at the football games. Source: Alumni Bulletin Spring 1954 (Above: 1885 Dummer Academy Football Team with John Hamilton Morse holding football labeled '85. Below: John Hamilton Morse wearing his familiar blue cape.)