A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton, Ned LeFevre earned a master's degree from Princeton University. He taught English for 1 1-2 years at Allendale School in Rochester, 10 years at The Pingry School in Elizabeth, N.J., and 22 years at The Tatnall School in Wilmington, Del., serving as department chair for nearly half of that time. He retired in 1983. LeFevre was a regional chair in the Wilmington area for Hamilton's "Campaign for the '90s."
"This generous gift from the LeFevres is a splendid example of the commitment and affection Hamilton alumni have for the college," said Acting President Thomas J. Schwarz. "The LeFevre Chair will allow us to honor Hamilton's most dedicated and accomplished teaching-scholars."
The LeFevres' generosity was publicly acknowledged on September 24 during Hamilton's annual Fallcoming weekend. In recognition of this gift, the LeFevre's names was permanently inscribed on the wall of Hamilton's Burke Library with the names of Hamilton's other most significant benefactors.