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Preston Family

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The Preston family were merchants in Grinnell from 1869-1962.

Ley, James

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James “Jimmy” Jay Ley was born in Algona, Iowa in 1922. He grew up in Lakota, Iowa and participated in Boy Scouts and basketball. After graduating from Lakota High School in 1940, Ley attended Grinnell College for two years. Ley did not complete his studies at Grinnell because he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942. Ley completed basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas. He was additionally stationed and trained at bomber-engineer school in Baltimore, Maryland; gunnery school in Buckingham Field, Fort Myers, Florida; and combat service and flight engineer school in Barksdale Filed, Shreveport, Louisiana. Ley was sent to England in 1943. He completed twenty-one missions over Europe as an engineer gunner on a bomber in the 451st Bombardment Squadron. In 1944, Ley was reported missing in action over Abbeville, France. His death was confirmed in 1945. In 1949, his body was found in an unmarked civilian grave in France and returned to his family in Lakota for burial. Ley was awarded the air medal, two oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart.

Robertson, Jack

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Jack Robertson was a Grinnell College staff member who worked in the Development Office as a photographer.

Manatt

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Kaiser, Daniel H.

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  • 1945-

Daniel Kaiser (1945- ), a noted historian of Russia, was a tenured professor in the History Department at Grinnell College from 1979 to 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in 1967 and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago in 1970 and 1977, respectively. In addition to his work at Grinnell, Kaiser has taught at King's College (Briarcliff Manor, New York), Trinity College (Deerfield, Illinois), Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also won numerous research fellowships that have enabled him to study in Moscow, Leningrad, and Helsinki. Kaiser has been a prodigious writer, editor, and translator. He has authored more than 100 articles and reviews and published four books. The first of these, The Growth of the Law in Medieval Russia (1980), won the John Nichols Brown Award of the Medieval Academy of America. Outside of his career, Kaiser enjoys learning about Prairie School architecture and singing choral music. He is the husband of Jonnelle Marie Marwin, with whom he has two children, Nina Marie Kaiser and Andrew Eliot Kaiser.

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