About John E. Sawyer ’39
A conversation about Jack Sawyer’s Williams presidency with his successor and friend, John Chandler. Introduction and interview by Michael Beschloss ’77. From the Alumni Review, January 2012.
Read a comprehensive biography on Jack Sawyer and his presidency by Professor J. Hodge Markgraf ’52, who concludes, “[Sawyer's] foremost legacy is this college. His life was splendidly useful.”
When CBS News rolled into Williamstown in February 1964 for an interview with President John E. Sawyer ’39 and University of Texas Chancellor Harry Ransom, the college was on the cusp of a decade of transformation. We asked members of the Williams faculty to lend their voices to the conversation that Sawyer began all those years ago.
About Sawyer’s Presidency
I remember my classmate Myong-Ku Ahn ’63 as a pleasant guy, rather quiet. I didn’t know him well, but sophomore year we did share meals at the Alpha Delta Phi house, where several classmates and I had pledged that fall. From Williams Magazine, Spring 2013.
An interview with Nancy McIntire, who served in the administration during Jack Sawyer’s presidency and was regarded by many as “the conscience of the College. ” From Alumni Review, June 2006.