Thomas Brinsmade

Thomas C. Brinsmade

1802

Born June 16th in New Hartford, Connecticut

1823

Studied medicine at Yale; licensed to practice by the Connecticut State Medical Society.

1828

Married Elizabeth Walsh of Lansingburgh September 24, 1828.

1839

Received an honorary degree in medicine from Yale.

1844

Elected a member of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees. Borrowed $500 to purchase the Institute's library from a sheriff's sale and returned the books to the school.

1865

Appointed Vice President of Rensselaer.

1868

Named President of Rensselaer May 7th. Brinsmade had a heart attack and died while making an appeal for funds at a public meeting on June 22, 1868.

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