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Education! - September 21, 2012

Q: Even though he only earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, this native Kansan became president of three major American universities, including one in Kansas. What’s his name? (Hint: this educator had a famous, older brother who many people “liked” in the 1950s.)

Built in 1951 for $515,000, Eisenhower Hall is named after Dr. Milton Eisenhower, ninth president of Kansas State University. He became president in 1943 and served seven years. (Photo via K-State)

A: Milton S. Eisenhower


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Born in Abilene in 1899, Milton Eisenhower would grow up to become a well-known educator, leading three different institutions of higher learning. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at Kansas State University in 1923. Just 20 years later (1943), he was running the place! By 1950, Milton Eisenhower had accepted the Presidency at Pennsylvania State University. Later, he served as President of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, a position that allowed him to have close contact with his older brother, Dwight D. Eisenhower.




(Credit: Thanks to all-time and retired KS Trivia Champ Ted Heim, of Topeka, for suggesting this question!)




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