George Daniel Olds was the President Amherst College. Olds was born in Middleport, New York and received his A.B. (1873) and A.M. (1876) from the University of Rochester. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester (1884–1891) and Amherst College (1891–1927). He served as Dean of the College from 1909 to 1922 and President of Amherst College from 1924 to 1927. Among his students was Calvin Coolidge.