John Edward Sawyer

John Edward Sawyer (1917 – 1995) was a prominent academic and philanthropic administrator. He was educated at Worcester Academy and then Deerfield Academy, Williams College, and Harvard University. He served as the 11th president of Williams College, and headed the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 1988 Sawyer was awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.[1]

Academic offices
Preceded by
James Phinney Baxter III
President of Williams College
Succeeded by
John Wesley Chandler
Preceded by
Nathan Pusey
President of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Succeeded by
William G. Bowen


  1. "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 February 2011.

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