Frank Hawley Ward and William Douglas Ward


Frank Hawley Ward (left) attended St. Paul’s School from 1889 to 1893 and is a member of the Form of 1892.

The Summer 1958 Alumni Horae (pg. 116) obituary provides this information about Frank H. Ward:

Born in Rochester, he entered St. Paul’s in 1889, won the Ferguson Scholarship there as a Fourth Former, and graduated in 1892, after which he returned for the post-graduate Sixth Form year. He graduated from Princeton in 1896, did graduate study there in electricity, and in about 1900 went to work in the General Electric Company’s testing laboratory in Schenectady, New York. A year later he went to Canada as a supervisor of electrical installations; he also worked for a year with a power company in Georgia. On his return to Rochester in 1905, he was appointed New York State zoologist. In 1910, he began work in Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, of which his father was then president. After his father’s death in 1927, he himself directed the Establishment until 1931, since when he had been chairman of the board.

William Douglas Ward (right) attended St. Paul’s School from 1886 to 1892 and is a member of the Form of 1891. According to The class of 1895, Princeton University, decennial record, 1895-1905 (pg. 391-394), William Douglas “Dougal” Ward graduated from Princeton in 1895 and was a star football player during his time there.  He spent the year after graduation teaching mathematics and coaching football at Lawrenceville, and then went on to medical school at the University of Michigan. He also coached football at Michigan while pursuing his studies. He finished his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and  became a surgeon in Rochester, NY.

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Dumble, A. E. "Frank Hawley Ward and William Douglas Ward." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 13 July 2024.