Hamilton Library

THOMAS HALE HAMILTON (1914-1979), after whom the Hamilton Library was named in 1970 was the seventh president of the University of Hawaii from 1963-68. The first phase of Hamilton Library opened in June 1968, Phase II construction began in April 1975, with the first floor occupied in December 1976.

University photo by Masao Miyamoto

Hamilton was born in Marion, Indiana and earned his bachelor's degree from DePauw University and both his master's and doctorate from University of Chicago. A highly regarded administrator who was popular with both faculty and "downtown" political leaders, Hamilton resigned in December 1967, in a dramatic incident, the "Oliver Lee Case."

* Kobayashi, Victor N. Building a Rainbow (Hui o Students, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1983)


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