Survey finds only nine of Harvard's 107 man class of 1860 are Democrats while seventy-five are Republicans
The Cambridge Chronicle published interesting statistics on the recently graduated Harvard class of 1860. The average height was 5 foot 7.6 inches and average weight 142½ pounds. Seventy-nine of the 107 graduates were from Massachusetts. Sixty-one of the class smoked and 46 did not. Seventy-nine drank, 28 did not. Fifty-eight were Unitarians and 17 Episcopalians. Only nine were Democrats, 75 were Republicans, and the rest Union. (By John Osborne)
Cambridge Chronicle, July 1860, reprinted in Harvard College, Report of the Class of 1860 (New York: S. Angell, 1880), 203-204.