Edwin Lee Hulett, who has been dean of the College of Letters and Science, St. Lawrence University, since 1915,
is a citizen of Canton. He was born at Heuvelton, St. Lawrence County, April 30, 1870, the son of Edwin Henry and
Emma C. (Austin) Hulett.
Edwin Henry Hulett, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at Heuvelton, and his wife was a native
of DePeyster. He served during the war as a member of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was an architect
and builder and took a prominent part in public affairs at Heuvelton. He held numerous public offices and was president
of the board of education. Mr. Hulett died in 1888 and his wife died in 1913. He was a Republican, a member of
the Methodist Church, and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic. His wife was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Their children were: 1. Morris A., attorney, lives in New York City. 2. Edwin Lee, the subject of this
sketch. 3. Fannie, married Thomas Dollar, lives at Hamilton. 4. Marian, married Paul Schneider, lives at Frankfort,
N. Y. 5. Ralph H., jeweler, lives at Ogdensburg. 6. Sarah, married John Arthur Morris, lives at Ogdensburg.
The early education of Edwin Lee Hulett was received in the public schools of Heuvelton, from which he was graduated
in 1892. He completed a course of study at Potsdam Normal School in 1896 and spent the following six years as a
teacher at Brushtown, N. Y. During this time he attended the Summer sessions at New York University. He received
the degree of Bachelor of Arts at St. Lawrence University in 1903 and the degree of Master of Arts the following
year at the same institution. He became an assistant instructor of chemistry at the University in 1903, the following
year was made instructor, and in 1905 became a professor. He has been dean since 1915.
Mr. Hulett was united in marriage with Miss Minnie A. Dollar, the daughter of Robert and Ellen (Ritchie) Dollar.
Mr. Dollar was born in Ireland and became a prosperous farmer and stockman of St. Lawrence County. His wife was
born at Heuvelton. Mr. and Mrs. Hulett have no children.
Politically Mr. Hulett is a Republican. He is a member of the Universalist Church and is affiliated with DePeyster
Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 137. He is a trustee of St. Lawrence University Library, a member of the American Chemical
Society, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and Club of Canton.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932