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    • President Dr. Francis Gordon Foster

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College;
    • Gordon Foster was born in Springfield, Missouri on May 31, 1923. He attended Southwest Missouri State University prior to serving in World War II and returned to Southwest Missouri State to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English...
    • President (Acting) E. A. Bixler

    • Dakota State University; President of Eastern State Teachers College; Eastern State Teachers College
    • E. A. Bixler was born in Ohio, November 27, 1880. He graduated from high school in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and attended Normal School at Ada, Ohio. Later, he attended Miami University for one year, then transferred to Ohio State University where he...
    • President Dr. Edgar Creighton Higbie

    • Dakota State University; President of Eastern State Normal School; Eastern State Normal School
    • Dr. Higbie was a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Berlin, Wisconsin on July 31, 1875. He attended Ripon College Academy; taught school in Bluffton and Fairwater, Wisconsin; taught in a district in Mower County, Minnesota; was principal at...
    • President Dr. Vayne Arnold Lowry

    • Dakota State University; Lowry, V. A. (Vayne Arnold), 1896-1980; President of Eastern State Teachers College; Eastern State Teachers College; General Beadle State Teachers College; President of General Beadle State Teachers College
    • Vayne A. Lowry was born at Hibbard, Indiana on September 23, 1896. He graduated from high school at Culver, Indiana, he then attended Purdue University prior to serving in the U.S Army in World War I, returning to Purdue University and received a...
    • President Charles S. Richardson

    • Dakota State University; Madison State Normal School; President of Madison State Normal School;
    • Professor Charles S. Richardson was the first President of the Madison State Normal School in Madison, South Dakota. He was President from 1883-1887. He was a native of Waterville, Maine and graduated from Maine's Colby College in 1883. In 1970,...
    • President Dr. Richard J. Gowen

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College
    • Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Richard Gowen received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University in 1957. At Iowa State University in May 1961, he was awarded the M.S. in electrical engineering with a minor in bio-medical...
    • President (Acting) Bela Malcom Lawrence

    • Dakota State University; President of Madison State Normal School; Madison State Normal School
    • B. M. Lawrence was born in Cherryfield, Maine, January 1, 1857. He graduated from high school in his home town and later attended Coburn Classical Institute in Waterloo, Maine. He was graduated from Colby College with an A. B. and received his M....
    • Garden Theater

    • Dakota State University; Eastern State Normal School
    • Garden Theater was built in 1923. Lowry Hall is on this same location now. The Garden Theater was surrounded by a high trimmed buckthorn hedge wall. Shade trees were moved from campus to this area. The theater seating capacity was 2,000.
    • Commencement Program

    • Dakota State University; State Normal School; Commencement ceremonies; Universities & colleges
    • 1889 Commencement Program of State Normal School (now Dakota State University) at Madison, South Dakota.
    • President Dr. Charles D. Lein

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College
    • Dr. Charles D. Lein was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lein graduated from Rapid City High School in 1959. He attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for one year, and received his B.S. degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls...
    • President (Acting) Dr. Allen R. Millar

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College;
    • Dr. Millar was born in Ravinia, South Dakota. He graduated from Bennett County High School in Martin. He enrolled at Chadron, Nebraska State College in 1941, enlisted a year later, and served four years. He was discharged as a first lieutenant,...
    • President Dr. Douglas D. Knowlton

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State University
    • Dr. Douglas D. Knowlton received his BA degree is from the University of Denver-Phi Beta Kappa, his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota, and he did postdoctoral studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Dr....
    • President (Acting) William W. Girton

    • Dakota State University; President of Madison State Normal School; Madison State Normal School
    • William W. Girton was born in Lincolnshire, England April 10, 1850. William received his education in public schools of Sauk County, Wisconsin. In 1868, he entered an Academy at Spring Green for two years and then in 1869 at Sextonville, Wisconsin....
    • President Dr. Carleton M. Opgaard

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College
    • Carleton Opgaard was born February 18, 1929, at Fort Ransom, North Dakota. He graduated from Fort Ransom High School in 1946, and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in English/Speech from Valley City State College of North Dakota. He...
    • President Dr. Harry P. Bowes

    • Dakota State University; President of General Beadle State College; General Beadle State College; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College
    • Dr. Harry P. Bowes was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Bowes received his B.S and M.S degrees from Northwest Missouri State University and completed graduate work at Illinois State University, and the University of Illinois before earning his doctorate...
    • President Dr. Jerald A. Tunheim

    • Dakota State University; President of Dakota State College; Dakota State College; President of Dakota State University; Dakota State University
    • Tunheim has spent his higher education career in South Dakota, beginning as an undergraduate student at South Dakota State University in 1958. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a M.S. in physics, both from SDSU. He received...
    • President William F. Gorrie

    • Dakota State University; President of Madison State Normal School; Madison State Normal School
    • President William F. Gorrie was the second President of the Madison State Normal School in Madison, South Dakota. He was President from 1887-1889. He was born in Salem, New York, May 25, 1842. He received his A. B. at Williams College in 1864.
    • President William Henry Harrison Beadle

    • Dakota State University; Madison State Normal School; Beadle, William Henry Harrison, 1838-1915; President of Madison State Normal School
    • General William Henry Harrison Beadle was the third President of the Madison State Normal School in Madison, South Dakota. He was President from 1889-1905. President Beadle was born in Liberty Township, Parke County, Indiana on January 1, 1838. ...
    • President Dr. John W. Heston

    • Dakota State University; President of Madison State Normal School; Madison State Normal School
    • Dr. John William Heston was a native of Bellefonte, Center County, Pennsylvania. He was born February 1, 1854. He studied in Pennsylvania, continued in Center Hall Normal and Penn. State College. Dr. Heston received scholastic degrees A.B., M.A.,...

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