Daniel Dana

President, 1820-1821

Reluctant to take on the presidency of an institution so recently embattled, Daniel Dana, a Newburyport, Massachusetts, minister was finally convinced by the Trustees to become the fourth president in the Wheelock Succession in 1820. Plagued by ill health and exhausted by the strain of the presidency, he resigned just one year later.

Portrait Artist & Donor Information

Thomas Bayley Lawson, Daniel Dana
Oil on canvas
Hood Museum of Art
Gift of Nathan Crosby, Class of 1820
Hood Museum Object Number: P.877.1