Photograph by Matthew Brady, LIbrary of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpbh-03464
Charles Benedict Calvert (1808-1864) served as acting president of the
Maryland Agricultural College in late 1859 and 1860.
Calvert, founder of the Maryland Agricultural College, President of the
Board of Trustees, and well-known philanthropist, planter and congressman,
served as acting president following Hallowell's resignation.
Enrollment increased under his brief administration, from 35 to 63
students. He established a non-credit preparatory program for applicants
who could not meet the college's academic requirements.
He also hired a prominent Washington scientist, Townend Glover, as professor of botany