Office of the President

Clarence P. Gould

17th President of Washington College


B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1907 
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1911

Dr. Gould served as President of Washington College from 1919-1923. He also served as Associate Professor at Western Reserve University and Professor of History at College of Wooster. He was Dean of Kenyon College from 1933 to 1939.

He began at Youngstown University in 1938 and chaired the Social Sciences Department. When the History Department was established in 1945, he became its chairman, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.

Dr. Gould was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Historical Association, the Economic History Society, and the Ohio Academy of History, of which he served as President. In June of 1956, Dr. Gould was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Washington College.

In his memory, the Clarence P. Gould Society was established as an honors organization for liberal arts students at Youngstown University. 

Early faculty at Youngstown University, Dr. Gould is on the far left.Early faculty at Youngstown University, Dr. Gould is on the far left.